In terms of program, the existing dressing rooms were refurbished, and new cabinets were created in the back end of the gym space. The design takes advantage of the existing architectural elements, such as the ramp, the existing stair case, the double high ceiling, the walls and pavement, and reshape them through the use of color and new applied materials in order to fit the training needs. Oriented strand boards were used to cover the walls and define the training area. Also giving a more natural feeling to such industrial space and add a layer of durability to the walls.
Kalorias Crossbox, Almada, Portugal
Architects: Estúdio AMATAM – João Amaral, Manuela Tamborino
Collaborators: Ana Gaspar
Area: 494 sqm