U Energy

Boutique Health Club / November 2017

U Energy

Project  U Energy
Architect Rabih Geha Architects
Contractor Wael Al Ariss Contracting
Type Boutique Health Club
Location Hazmieh, Baabda, Lebanon
Area 1200 sqm
Year November 2017
Photo credit Tony Elieh
Link www.uenergy.me

U Energy is a boutique health club with a philosophy committed to continuous improvement through knowledge and innovation.

Located at Backyard Hazmieh – a melting pot of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs – U Energy was born out of a need for respite from the hectic nature of daily life.
Team culture is a strong focus for U Energy and RG/Architects worked closely with the team to ensure that the mission of the brand was echoed throughout the space.

Encouraging connection and interaction, the 1200-square-metre gym space is completely open, divided only by structural concrete pillars and the industrial-style equipment within it. The underground gym features skylights to allow beams of light from above, while neon lighting aids progression during workouts and creates a trendy atmosphere.

According to ‘The Organism’ by Kurt Goldstein, light travels through neurological pathways and affects the pineal gland in the brain, which affects our body, mind and emotions. Green has a healing effect and boosts satisfaction, which can make your workouts more enjoyable. Red can invigorate you and add zest to keep-fit sessions. while tranquil shades of blue produce calming chemicals in the body. The color blue increases people’s productivity and research shows weight lifters lift heavier weights in blue rooms.