New York, NY
Pop - Up, Temporary Gym
Nike 45 Grand is housed in a former auto repair shop in lower SoHo. Through the large garage door, a rounded, chapel-like wall of frosted acrylic fins allows partial views of the interior. The largest single space at 45 Grand, the centrally-located gym, is flooded with natural light from a large skylight and from the slotted wall facing the entrance. At the rear of the gym space– the nucleus of the project and the main site of 45 Grand’s unique personalized training program– a tiered stage/seating area is endlessly reflected in surrounding mirror.
The private lounge, up a discreet flight of stairs, is a stark contemporary space that also samples some of the comforts of a traditional boudoir. A wrapped, tufted lounge offers an opportunity for respite and perusal of individually curated performance clothing. On the opposite end of the space, apparel is displayed on a long counter that is lit from above through a funnel-like skylight fixture. Behind the counter, a special one-way mirror flashes with ephemeral images specific to the products being sampled.