MFIT SPACE is a two-story gym space for one-on-one fitness classes, designed to be an integral part of the training process. Customers can creatively choose their unique training path moving through areas dedicated to different activities. The project features a system of site specifically designed large blue iron lattice structures, which create visually permeable partition walls around the space and offer supports for hanging ropes, hooks or for doing exercises.
You enter the gym trough a low grey bricks corridor located on the back side of a hotel lobby. At the end of this compressed environment, the view will suddenly open up into the main training area with its large floor-to-ceiling glazed wall facing a public park. It represents the company’s ideals of a clean healthy environment, fostering the sense of belonging to the MFIT fitness community and offering at the same time a simple and strong visual impact.
▼一层主训练区，main training area on the first floor
The color palette of light grey concrete, black metal and some touch of cyan blue elements define the space on both walls and floor. A large curved blue iron structure creates a central arena around which all fitness equipment are located. Mirrors at the eye level and a continuous strip of steel mesh on the upper part of walls and pillars add vibrant metallic vibes and reflections to the whole space.
▼弧形的蓝色铁制栅格结构创造出一个中央运动场地，a large curved blue iron structure creates a central arena
▼蓝色铁栅格可以结合绳索、挂钩作为锻炼工具使用，the large blue iron lattice structures offer supports for hanging ropes, hooks or for doing exercises
The space features a curved steel reception desk with refrigerated beverage corner and a large LED screen. Behind the desk, the double-high void is strategically placed to allow daylight to reach most of the basement areas underground.
A spiral staircase, a steel slide and a climbing wall multiply the fitness possibilities in flexible and creative ways, by answering the need of connecting the ground floor with the underground.
▼旋转楼梯和滑梯，spiral staircase and steel slide
EMS special training room and climbing areas are playing with a contrast of grey and black colors, dotted by blue and red elements.
▼旋转楼梯引向地下层，the spiral staircase leading to the underground floor
The feeling underground is different than the one on the first floor. The space is organized into small rooms, each dedicated to specific activities, that customers can visit one-after-another during their training session to creatively create unique paths. The goal of transmitting a sense of high-energy and motivation has been achieved by selecting specific materials and a palette of strongly defined colors to associate to different rooms.
▼地下层训练区，training area on the lower floor
▼用于课程训练的红色拱顶房间，the arched tunnel shaped room for class training
Locker room and the arched tunnel shaped room for class training have been designed like full-red chambers, while a more relaxing dark atmosphere has been chosen for male and female shower rooms, entirely covered by black texturized Bisazza mosaic tiles form Italy. A hue of grey tones and black mosaic also define the chill-out room for short breaks, organized around a central round fountain. The underground floor is unified by using large dotted industrial steel plates, which are further diffusing gleaming reverberations of the natural daylight raining from above.
Scope of work was including the overall design for the space, logo and additional signage and promoting elements, which where then used to develop the colored videos for the entrance. The same curved silhouette used for the logo can be found in other elements of the project too, such as the large arch-shaped mirror at the end of the main room on the first floor and the barrel vault ceiling in the red multi-functional room at the underground level.
▼标识和品牌形象设计，logo and signage design
▼入口处的屏幕，the colored video at the entrance
project name: MFIT SPACE
design by: RAMOPRIMO
year: February – October 2019
design team: Marcella Campa, Stefano Avesani, Lisa Montanari, Huo Ran 霍燃, Zhao Xinyi 赵心怡, Giacomo Squaquara
location: Indigo East Hotel, Beijing, China
area: 600 sqm
photo: Marcella Campa
client: MFIT SPACE
construction: HuaBinZhongChuang building decoration [华彬中创建筑装饰有限公司]
iron structures: CLX – ChongLongXin metal decoration project [昌隆鑫金属装饰工程]