Our German office Fletcher Priest Bösl, based in Köln, has picked up the torch of health club design with its appointment as architects for Aspria Health Club's European expansion programme. After several feasibility studies in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Berlin, the latter in Charlottenburg was completed in September 2002. The 6500 sqm club has considerable space with expansive aerobic studios and gymnasium areas, together with a 25 m pool, sauna and steam rooms and a sports injury clinic.
Our client is Peter Beckwith who has been behind many of our health club projects. This ongoing relationship has led to several innovations; the Berlin club, for example provides for non-physical activities, with meditation areas and beauty facilities and has open air space. A large roof terrace extends across an adjacent building.