Equinox West Georgia
Located at 1131 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, this project is Equinox’s third club in Canada and 84th location globally. The 33,000SF club is designed to echo the Pacific Northwest environment, and features bleached walnut woods, concrete floors, and blackened metal to contrast natural and man-made materials. There are six different fitness studios, including yoga, cycling, barre, pilates, boxing, and group fitness, as well as cardio and weight lifting areas.
Consisting of many challenging and intricate details, the club features a self-supporting interconnected steel staircase, as well as floating concrete slabs for each studio. These slabs in combination with acoustic wall and ceiling systems isolate sound from adjacent spaces. They also allow each slab to flex depending on the activity and occupant load.
Novacom worked in close partnership with the owner based in New York, architect based in LA, and our trade partners to deliver the project in an accelerated schedule with multiple shifts, while accommodating ongoing design changes as we worked together to achieve Equinox’s vision for the space.
“Working with Novacom on the Equinox project reminded us in the best way what it is like to work with a builder that genuinely cares about the design ambitions of a project, and that has the capacity to execute at a very high level. An overarching collaborative energy from Site Superintendent to executive leadership gave Novacom a platform for establishing early trust and rapport with both our office and the client.
Novacom’s daily attention to craft and detail, along with efficient and prompt communication was absolutely critical to the success of the project. As demonstrated by hosting an end-of-project team meeting with ourselves and the client to talk openly about areas for improvement, there is an eagerness about their company to serve design and to keep learning – which is why we selfishly want to work with them again and why we recommend them to any client.”