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|Title:||DESA1002 'Continuous City' <Jason Hotten>|
Architecture & Allied Arts
|Abstract:||Health and fitness is so important in today’s times especially for our youth. In this exclusive part of Paris, Place Vendome, the culture is rich in fashion and modelling. These people want to look good and want to be seen. Also with health becoming a rising issue in today’s society, I have decided to create a Fitness Centre. This centre will have all of the facilities to accommodate the health and exercise needs of this exclusive area. Ground Floor: - Entrance - Reception - Health Food Bar - Sitting Areas First Floor: - Nutritionist - Physiotherapy - Personal Training Consultant - Male/Female Toilets and Change Rooms - Male/Female Saunas Second Floor: - Free Weights - Machines - Bicycles - Treadmills - Rowing Machines - Stretching Mats Third Floor: - Treadmills - Bicycles - Rowing Machines - Stretching Mats - Bicycle Room - Boxing/Fitness Class Room¬ There is only one main structural element of this building which is the central column. It is a steel trussed column with triangular truss beams stemming out towards the corner of each floor. Between these triangular truss beams are cross beams to hold the floors up. Located in this central column is also the elevator and stairs, so the main circulation element is also the main structural element. For the materials I have chosen a glass façade accommodated with louvres to allow the building to breathe. It is glass to maximise the views of the beautiful gardens surrounding the building. Also, people in Paris want to be seen and they can show off to the outside while they are exercising. I chose a translucent material overlayed with a metal mesh for the central column so as occupants walk up the stairs they can see silhouettes of other patrons exercising which sets the scene for their training.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Architecture & Allied Arts|
|Rights and Permissions:||The author retains copyright of this work.|
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|Appears in Collections:||DESA1002 – 2009|
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