Equinox, Culver City

Designed by: Retail Design Collaborative
For client: Equinox Floor area: 2879.99 M² Year of completion: 2018
Submitted for: Health Club of the Year

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About the Project

This 30,490-square-foot club is prominently located in the in the 8-story, 363,000 square foot One Culver building in the heart of Downtown Culver City; a mixed-use destination that formally served as the HQ office of Sony Pictures. The design concept of this luxury fitness club was inspired by the site’s unique lineage in the creative entertainment hub of LA. The façade is defined the by the concept of “iconic portals” identified by the qualities of three streets it engages. The façade is designed to boldly penetrate into the interior main entry and elegantly integrate the portals expressed on the exterior into the main lobby. The entry experience blends the café, retail boutique, and the membership concierge with a sculptural steel stair. An artfully fabricated custom glass tube and steel rod screen offers privacy in the lounge while offering openness and connectivity to the main axis of the club that leads to the open fitness area. The open fitness floor connects the group fitness studios and a framed view out to the tree-lined streets of Downtown Culver City.

What’s unique about it

This luxe fitness club is in the final stages of receiving WELL certification and was distinguished as a Pilot project for establishing WELL “Fitness” as a category within IWBI. The location is unique in that it transforms a vacant lower level of a corporate office building into an experiential, high-end, boutique fitness location in the heart of downtown Culver City. One key element that made this project innovative was the use of all custom glass screen elements throughout, which were all locally fabricated. This club stands out from the typical gym, in that it blurs the lines of traditional fitness, adding retail, concierge and a custom café experience.

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Reatil Design Collaborative

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