United States   |  2022

MUSE Design Awards Silver Winner

Equinox Beale Street

Entrant Company

rdc.

Category

Interior Design

Client's Name

Equinox Holdings Inc.

Sub-Category

Leisure & Wellness

Located between the Financial District and the burgeoning SOMA region of San Francisco, this 35,600 SF luxe fitness club is a health and wellness destination amenity for the city. The design prioritized the articulation of the club’s ‘social spaces’ through the introduction of custom-crafted elements; from handmade to machine fabricated features. The entry sequence highlights a dynamic tri-layer, white oak wood screen that defines the concierge and the tech lounge beyond. The depth effect of the multi-layered screen is achieved by computer numerical control (CNC) fabrication technique to carve the solid wood panels into a dynamic spatial pattern. The lounge is the hub of the luxury fitness club which is anchored by a modern hearth, a monolithic solid honed titanium marble fireplace. The design blends ‘hi-tech’ and ‘high-touch’ amenities in response to adjacent tech giant headquarters of this urban site. The ‘tech bar’ iconic portal wrap is crafted as a continuous ‘C’-channel steel frame encasing weathered composite panels and integrates wireless smart phone charging into the work surface for the tech savvy clientele. The elixir bar and guest services suites are defined with walls clad in ebonized, end cut wood as a bold backdrop. The rich blackened wood showcases the contrasting custom-designed and fabricated light fixture composed of bending bronze rods and hand-blown glass that weaves the entrance and guides visitors into the tech lounge. A series of entry gateways are articulated with faceted copper glass planes and vertical steel plates to transport the urbanites into the sauna and self-care spaces. The first level welcomes the urban streetscape into a contrasting ‘rest bit’ space amenities with concierge, elixir bar, and tech lounge. The second level clusters the expansive fitness and wellness spaces including weights, cardio, locker, showers, sauna, and spa. The third level is a collection of intimate boutique fitness environments offering Pilates, cycling, yoga, and barre that share a Zen meditation space enveloped in a warm palette of wood rods surrounding the ceiling and walls. The Equinox Beale Street’s design innovates by creatively blending fitness, health, wellness, and tech typologies.

Credits

KGM Lighting Design
Dan Weinreber
Nishkian Chamberlain, Inc.
Craig Chamberlain
Henderson Engineering
Nathan Malone
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