In the Flemish city of Antwerp, couple Tiffany Stevens and David Box went out of their way to create a contemporary gym that was far from the conventional style we’re used to when it comes to these spaces.Let’s take a look inside…
The Brick is a contemporary fitness space located in Antwerp’s hip South area. An old warehouse, The Brick is a beautifully designed space for fitness enthusiasts to meet and get active.
According to Wallpaper.com, Many of the building’s original bones were preserved: floors were stripped to reveal the weathered layer underneath, concrete pillars were kept, brick walls exposed. From the street level entrance, steel stairs lead up to the reception and sitting area, behind which a partition partly hides strength training and cardio equipment from view. Another steel staircase leads to the second-floor level, where a glass partition divides a mirrored area for group lessons and an additional area for strength training. Another partition there is decorated with a playful Studio Job pattern.
As a result, the sitting area radiates a homely loft atmosphere, with mustard yellow, velvet sofas and green Gubi Beetle chairs. ‘We chose a beautiful sculpted oak wood table to welcome our guests, which is intentionally lower than the counters you would usually find in gyms – we were aiming for an open aesthetic more often found in boutique hotels.’
The minimal, concrete changing rooms and sauna boast rainshowers, Vola taps and hair and skincare products by Marie Stella Maris. ‘It’s a complete experience, unique in Belgium’, says Stevens. ‘We don’t want our clients to say ‘I’m going to the gym’, but, ‘I’m going to The Brick.’
Whether you are creating a distinct home gym or one in the hospitality of workplaces, Technogym has everything you need in innovative fitness solutions to kit your space. For more than 30 years they’ve been working to make people across the world healthier and happier.Images Inside the lofty Brick Gym in Antwerp. Photography: Frederik Vercruysse
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