Located in an historic industrial loft building in downtown Manhattan, Exer Blast is a family-fitness facility that synthesizes interactive technologies and physical obstacles with the use of dynamic spatial organization. The 6,000 square foot space covering two floors is divided into multiple zones that include a rock wall room, a core-strengthening ball room, an open room with surfaces for projected media, a multipurpose/party room, and administrative offices.
Connecting all of these elements is a blue, circuit-like painted design called the Power Path, which directs the flow of activities throughout the space. The delineation of surfaces for the projection of interactive games further coordinates the experience. On the stairs, between the ground floor and the basement floor, open views into multiple spaces at once help to visually create one continuous active space.
The careful delineation of surfaces, amid the forward-moving blue lines, coordinates the overall experience as floors and walls become canvases for the projection of interactive games.Location: 100 Reade street, New York, USA Architect: studioMDA Project name: Exer Blast
Year of completion: 2011 Photos: Albrecht von Alvensleben