Gym & dance studios
The brief: strip-out, re-plan and refurbish the building, and reinvent the gym experience; the result is a new model for sociable fitness in Chalk Farm with group exercise classes in a clean space inspired by Cyd Charisse in Bandwagon and the feeling of cycling downhill. First sight is a full-height glass screen with views into and across a relaxed entrance and juice bar, restored top-lit industrial stairs take you easily up to interconnecting studios, and bright yellow changing rooms with pegs instead of a maze of lockers send you back out revived. A building designed to feel like fresh air, the opposite of the usual black basement and a reason to return.
The Fitness Mosaic NW1