The Design Brief
The project invovled the development of TandEm CrossFit and The Wooden Spoon cafe, from planning and development approval through to interior design and selections. Completed in early 2016 in Perth, Australia, the gym and cafe is a busy spot for locals - whether it be for a workout, a quick coffee and lunch, or both.
Specficially, the proposal delivers:
The gym is a large, open, rectangular space for carrying out various CrossFit exercises and housing permanent gym equipment. It was required to allow for flexibility in the rearrangement and use of occasional equipment.
The café must be a contemporary, welcoming space that is connected but separate from the gym space. The café was required to to seat between 5 - 25 customers at any one time, including indoor tables and bench seating.
The café was to share use of the gym bathroom facilities, and both spaces were required to meet all requirements set by the National Construction Code (BCA).
The Design Proposal
The design delivers a contemporary gym and café within what was once an empty warehouse space. The interior fitout is built upon the corporate identity recently developed in newly established branding (drawn by us at PBAI).
The gym and café visually complement one another whilst delivering upon each of the differing functional requirements of the greatly varied spaces. The design establishes the commercial development as a cut above other gyms and CrossFit gyms in the area in terms of design and functionality.
It delivers a multipurpose space with primary focus on creating a premier gym alongside the acommodation of several other interconnected functions, including a small cafe, a CrossFit merchandise shop, a space for paleo, primal, and vegan groceries, a flexible massage/beauty therapy space, and several other ancillary areas.