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Virgin Active opens at Milan’s sleek new Bocconi University by SANAA

Virgin Active and Myrtha Wellness have joined forces to open a health club and wellness centre at Milan’s new Bocconi University. The entire campus was designed by Pritzker-prize winning architects, SANAA, whose work includes the New Contemporary Art Museum in Manhattan, the Christian Dior building in Tokyo and La Samaritaine department store in Paris for LVMH. The fitness and wellness facilities are located on the first floor of the Bocconi Sport Centre and include Virgin Active’s 3,000sq m health club,
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Perkins & Will reveals designs for net-zero sports and cultural centre in Toronto

Global design practice Perkins & Will has unveiled plans for a net-zero operational carbon community sports centre, health club and cultural hub in Toronto, Canada. A first-of-its-kind for Ontario, the multi-purpose centre is set to achieve net-zero status through energy-efficient design and renewable energy systems, while adding much-needed facilities for the local community. Called North East Scarborough Community and Child Care Centre, the building has three levels. The lower level of the building will host both two swimming pools with
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World's first Blue Zones Centre will open in Miami

The team behind downtown Miami’s upcoming mixed-use development, Legacy Hotel & Residences, has signed a joint venture deal called Blue Legacy Ventures (JV) with faith-based nonprofit integrated health system Adventist Health. Together the JV will lease and operate a first-of-its-kind 120,000sq ft health and wellbeing facility called Blue Zone Centre. The location is Adventist Health's first flagship centre for wellbeing. Blue Zones employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better. The company's work is rooted in explorations and research
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24-hour gym features in new £40m build-to-rent development

A new £40m build-to-rent development with a focus on wellbeing has opened to residents in Leeds city centre in the UK. Located on the historic site of the former Yorkshire Post building, the property features a 24-hour health club and wellness studio, kitted by Technogym, alongside a range of other amenities within its 5,300ft of shared social space. Other facilities include a large co-working space, residents’ lounge and games room. Featuring 242 new homes, The Headline is the city's first
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New Passivhaus leisure centre by GT3 Architects will reduce energy costs by 60%

Planning approval has been granted to what is set to become one of the first Passivhaus-certified leisure buildings in the world. The new Spelthorne Leisure Centre in Staines, Surrey – which will be owned by Spelthorne Borough Council – has been designed by GT3 Architects and Passivhaus specialists Gale and Snowden. With sustainability and wellbeing at its core, the building will be optimised to reduce energy in use by up to 60 per cent, compared to other new-build leisure centres
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Microsoft's Israel campus designed to focus on 'evolution of work' features large corporate gym

A large health club plays a major role in tech giant Microsoft’s recently opened R&D campus in Israel, which was designed to "re-define office working". Located in the city of Herzliya, the campus has been designed ​​in partnership with Vered Gindi Architects and GSArch and utilises Microsoft’s concept of team-based “neighbourhoods”, which is based on the idea of being big enough to offer public interaction but small enough to give privacy when needed. The 46,000sq m leisure space is meant
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The health club was designed with a series of air-filled ‘pillows’ on the façade to give an impression of lightness

Interview: Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck, whose first company was set up to create inflatable objects in the 1960s

"Le Nuage is a factory of energy for everyone and for the town of Montpellier"

Starck, who’s been breaking the rules since the 60s, talks about his ‘inflatable’ health club
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Facilities include a spa

Fit for anything

DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen

"The hotel concept came late in the game, but it was an inspired idea"

The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams
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There’s been a huge increase in the number of running groups, clubs and events, showing the public thirst to be more active

Active Design

"Even small changes to design can have a huge knock-on effect in terms of getting people active."

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
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Interview: Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor

Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor will head up the team

"We will work to fuse nature, design, technology, and community in our cities in order to measurably improve the lives of citizens"

High profile design hirings for the We Company
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The look was inspired by street art and by the neighbourhood’s industrial buildings

Body beautiful

We check out some of the world’s most gorgeous gyms
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The interior showcases a mix of reclaimed industrial features and was designed by Studio C102

Interview: James Balfour, Giles Dean and Kevin Yates

"We’re passionate about market disupters – companies with conviction and a will to change"

The founders of new microgym 1Rebel
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Working it

"We’ve designed the space so that the atmosphere is intimate"

Les Mills’ new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym showcase a trend away from masculine ‘grunty’ gyms to something altogether different
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