PHYSICAL

DesignerPanorama International Ltd.
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

“Physical fitness, a state of health and well-being, and a task-oriented definition based on the ability to perform specific aspects of sports.” A series of dynamic & abstract landscape was created in this gym space to provoke the definition of this high-level exercise performance for all the users. Architectural tectonics were playfully manipulated in achieving the goal. Multi-functional undulated floor-wall-ceiling structures set at strategic angles shaped the whole space to suit human ergonomics, video projections, set-in TV monitors at warm up and leisure zones. Juxtaposition of audio-synchronized patterns, rhythms, info-graphics depicting BPM rate further enhanced the visual excitement. Charcoal gray spray paint and timber veneer respectively wrapping the open gym area and private changing rooms generated opposite moods to suit the psychological needs for concentration and relaxation. Transparent glass boxes in funky colors and bold typographies gave privacy, acoustic control yet strong identities to spinning, dance and yoga activities.

About Designer

Horace Pan, a Hong Kong design figure famous for creating story-telling and unique spatial experiences of various interior disciplines, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design and Master of Arts degree in Design from School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He established his award-winning design practice PANORAMA in 2003 and received over 100 international awards. Pan now furthers his professional career in the field of design education and is the assistant professor at School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and serving as the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association and 2011-14 Executive Board Member of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI). Pan received Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Designers Award and China Entrepreneur Award in 2008 & 2010 respectively, 2015-16 Designer of the Year in China. Pan was the only Chinese among the 10 invited international designers in 2011 Taiwan International Interior Design Exhibition. In 2014 Pan received Hong Kong & Shenzhen Outstanding Achievement Designer Award in recognition of his contribution to the interior industry development over the past decade. In 2016 & 2017 Pan was respectively invited as international judge for Hong Kong’s APIDA Award and Japan’s JCD Award.