Designers were engaged in the development of the interior of the new gym with an eye on underground fight clubs.
The new Warehouse Gym located in Dubai Mall is one of the most remarkable in the world. Instead of traditional and frankly dull rooms with rows of exercise machines, visitors will find something really unusual.
The interior of the hall was designed by the Canadian studio VSHD Design, which has a representative office in Dubai. Designers used elements of brutalist architecture, concrete walls, beams and columns made of raw stamped concrete await visitors. Different training areas are separated from each other by special partitions. The environmental friendliness of all materials involved is especially emphasized.
Looking up to the ceiling, visitors can see an intricate lighting system consisting of spotlights and large round niches that mimic skylights. At the same time, the lighting depends on the training zones, somewhere it is brighter, somewhere only individual simulators are highlighted. 10 round mirrors hanging on the walls are also surrounded by a halo of light. By the way, the mirrors themselves are hung in such a way that, reflecting each other, create the illusion of an endless light tunnel.
Changing rooms and showers are not as pompous. These spaces are brightly lit and simpler in decor, but that doesn't make them any less interesting. Simple geometric shapes also rule the ball here.
Combining brutal design elements with modern lighting, the studio hoped to recreate the feel of an old fight club, creating a space with an "underground vibe" for "serious training." Here light and space interact, sometimes light defines space; in other cases, the space emits light, creating unusual optical illusions.
Separately, it is stated that all components used in the design of the hall were produced companies from the UAE - this contributes to the development of local business.