A Modern Thai Boxing Gym by Spray Architecture

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All gyms kind of look the same, don’t they? A little tired and not very inspiring. Then there’s La belle equipe, a Thai boxing gym in Paris designed by Spray Architecture. Located in an Art Nouveau building that’s classified as an historic monument, this gym aims to be unique and a friendly place for people to enjoy.

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The space is split into two levels and originally the ground floor and basement were completely empty. Now the ground floor houses the reception area, a desk, a closet, and a tutoring space. In the basement, they created two changing rooms and a place for group boxing and yoga classes.

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Light from the large glass roof creates a bright reception and relaxation room for the clients waiting.

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A large library was created with knotted rope and boards.

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The floor is made up of wood panels, some of which were varnished and lacquered in black and white, that are triangular in shape.

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Behind sliding doors you’ll find a traditional boxing ring. On the far wall, they display champion trophies, belts, and photos.

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Downstairs, the space is lit by the glass ceiling, which is the glass floor in the boxing room above.

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Photos by Jelena Stajic, Chloe Kessler, and la belle equipe.