A new wellness centre has been designed by Studio Gameiro to open in one of the most beautiful areas of Lisbon, called Estrela.
This centre aims to provide both public and private uses, sharing the same healthy, eclectic, earthy yet contemporary environment. It will include a personal training gym space, a yoga class room, SPA services and a lounge for members and a café with public access.
The well-traveled client would like to see his space very much well-traveled too, seeking influences from worldwide, merging and giving a contemporary twist to oriental influences, moroccan outdoorsy feeling and portuguese craftmanship.
The centre’s lounge employs an earthy, natural palette combining concrete floors and sandstone details with wooden chairs and plants. Rattan panels and marble tables introduce some contrast to the space’s understated colour palette while minimising visual distraction. Meanwhile, a hand-wrought iron rail is prompted by similar pieces found in pre-Pombalino buildings in the city.
Gameiro points to the locker rooms as a particularly striking, though understated, part of the centre’s design. Here terracotta pieces in varying shades – chosen as a reminder of hand-craftsmanship – are embedded into the walls, sinks and floor to create grid-like patterns.