LISA SOMMERHUBER

LISA SOMMERHUBER

source: suckerpunchdaily

lisa SOMMERHUBER: Academia Somaesthetica envisions a new perception of interior and exterior through the human body. It elevates outdoor fitness to a new, urban dimension: The Copacabana beach promenade, known as the largest outdoor sports field in the world and situated in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, gets extended into the building.

Additionally, Academia Somaesthetica takes advantage of the local climate to create a new kind of non-enclosed architecture with a humongous outdoor void inside the building.
The central vertical circulation is arbitrary to both the spherical void body and the horizontal floorplates and shoots the human body right through this void volume—on escalators, an experience elevator and an adventurous swing.
The play on interior and exterior is being reflected by the program:
—Individual workout happens in zones that open up to the central void through large openings provoking stark visual exposure of the exercising bodies. The intensity of the training increases as one travels upwards (warm-up – strengthening – body building)
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source: lamudima

Ce fitness club est connu comme le plus grand terrain de sport en plein air dans le monde et situé au coeur de Rio de Janeiro.
Cette construction se caractérise par une architecture purement contemporaine, un design totalement original et s’étend sur une grande surface.
Copacabana Club, fournit un environnement propice à des techniques comme le yoga et propose une panoplie d’activités : des cours de danse, des activités minceur et nutrition et même des espaces de bien-être.