Kalorias Crossbox

Estúdio AMATAM transformed a car service unit in Almada, Portugal, into a gymnasium, using quite limited resources, colours and OSB panels to reshape existing spaces.

Estúdio AMATAM, Kalorias Crossbox, Almada, Portugal, 2016
The main goal in this project was to transform an existing car service unit into a gymnasium, using quite limited resources. For that Estúdio AMATAM tried to understand the space qualities and took advantage of them in benefit of the CrossFit training. Alongside, a graphic image was developed for the brand in order to emphasize also the underground spirit of the space and to motivate the athletes.

 

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.

Estúdio AMATAM, Kalorias Crossbox, Almada, Portugal, 2016
Estúdio AMATAM, Kalorias Crossbox, Almada, Portugal, 2016
The contrast between black and red helps to identify important areas in the training routine, and visually plays with the scale of the space. While by one side the black covering of the ceiling and walls intends to minimize the perception of the space scale, giving it a more human scale perception, the red elements intentionally break this relation and reveal the true architectural dimension.
Estúdio AMATAM, Kalorias Crossbox, Almada, Portugal, 2016
Estúdio AMATAM, Kalorias Crossbox, Almada, Portugal, 2016


Kalorias Crossbox, Almada, Portugal
Program: gym
Architects: Estúdio AMATAM – João Amaral, Manuela Tamborino
Collaborators: Ana Gaspar
Area: 494 sqm
Completion: 2016
 

 

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