Designed in a striking minimalist aesthetic, the project’s complex urban site and varied program gave COE the opportunity to explore Western and Japanese concepts of spatial definition and materiality.
The building is comprised of spaces serving both the sports and social functions of the club. Fitness facilities include the only private 50-meter swimming pool in greater Tokyo, as well as a fitness gym, locker rooms, spa lounges and men’s and women’s showers and Japanese baths fed by authentic onsen spring wells. The social facilities include a lounge, bar, dining room and a market cafe with outdoor terrace.
This innovative building replaces the original Seta Sports Connection built in 1982, which was one of the first membership fitness clubs in Tokyo. The new six-story, 6,000 square meter facility accommodates the private club’s new emphasis on personal sports training, Japanese bathing and social activities, all provided within a sophisticated environment equal to a 5-star hotel.