EDGE Architects announces the completion of The Seven Gym project. A 29,000sqft high-end gym located on Al Manara Road. EDGE maintained a constant style of design and a general palette of materials that draw inspiration from contemporary art and modern design, not from the fitness sector.
Milica Jevtovic, senior interior designer at EDGE, says: “The design of the Seven Gym is unique, enriched with a touch of luxury, which creates an extraordinary blend of finesse and roughness. We are lucky to work with clients whose goal is to establish a new standard in what the industry offers.”
The elegant features proudly contradict the rough and raw materials throughout the gym, yet together they create the perfect balance between natural materials such as wood and leather versus the industrial finishes using different types of concrete, stone, and metal.
Ali Aloulou, senior interior designer at EDGE elaborates: “The main goal was to give materials, colours, and textures a full exposure and preserve them in a natural form. To emphasise the luxurious atmosphere, we put a particular emphasis on the details.”
The high-end gym equipment is also a part of the design. All work out machines come in a special glitter metal coating and bespoke custom-made brown leather seats, and to make the design consistent matching brown leather is used to cover columns between the workout sections.
The floors’ uneven concrete texture is in keeping with the studio’s design ethos of using modest materials in novel ways. The rose gold reception desk creates a stylish- chic sharp touch to the white handcrafted concrete tiles used for the juice bar. In the changing rooms, EDGE designed a bespoke metal-coated locker, that placed against grey walls define the contrast between raw and polished elements. The tone outside of the changing rooms is broken down by colourful wall artwork with cartoon characters.
The first floor dedicated to the light training divides into smaller workout spaces, separated by lightening passageways. The work out areas are very straightforward and intuitive to the user and don’t require any signage. The cardio machines are positioned at a higher wooden podium, overlooking Burj Al Arab.