Nati Avidan Studio is located on Einstein Street, in the north part of Tel Aviv in a new neighborhood.
The biggest challenge that we found in this space was the fact that the ceiling was very low for the construction of a gym since very big fitness equipment need to be placed in these spaces. For that reason, we never considered placing a gypsum ceiling (false ceiling), so by the industrial style, we have chosen to expose the systems and the concrete ceiling. The space came with a curved wall, so interestingly the lights are arranged radially along this wall.
The space is 600 sqm that had to be divided into two: one half for Nati Avidan and the other half for Mimi Luzon – an esthetic clinic, with a designed shared reception. We needed to plan for two different environments: one that requires movement, noise, and loud music compared to the other that requires relaxation, tranquility, and a quiet environment. We decided to divide the two spaces by building an office space, bathrooms, showers, and lockers area in the middle of both. This way, we achieved acoustic isolation and a proper division for these two opposite environments.
One of the most striking things about the space was the concrete wall, with a very interesting texture, which we didn’t want to lose, so we left it as is, and placed a metal mesh in front of it to protect it.
The gym has two rooms divided by a Belgian glass partitions, one is intended for private workouts and the other is larger for group workouts.