Five unique sports facilities

In order to engage in physical activity, we need comfortable facilities.  If these spaces are also aesthetically pleasing, playing sport can become a sensory experience.  Here are five projects that are more than just run-of-the-mill gyms.


Rafa Nadal Sports Centre

Located in Rafa Nadal’s hometown of Manacor, this sports centre covers more than 50,000 m2 and consists of two different buildings: one for residents and one for the sports complex, spa, hotel, restaurants, medical centre, and sports museum.  Firmaplast, Fénix Negro, and Compacmel Plus are among the materials that were used to decorate the space.

Photo: Gori Salvá


Colour and comfort

This French gym franchise chose MDF Construcción and Selfa Arquitectos to renovate the L’Orange Bleue in Valencia in 2018. The result was a large, eye-catching space with lots of features that guarantee maximum levels of comfort for members.  Insulation and soundproofing, laminated parquet flooring, and a combination of corporate blues and oranges give the facility some personality.

Photo: MDF Construcción


A welcoming, well-designed entrance

If you think that well-designed furniture and sports facilities aren’t compatible, then we bet you’ve never heard of the Square Fitness gym by Estudio B76.  The entrance features warm-toned lighting and furniture by Hanbel, as well as a large reception desk made of aged spruce timber.

Photo: Octavian Craciun


Golf and mother nature

The Hotel Dénia Marriot La Sella Golf Resort & Spa is located in Montgó Nature Park and was designed by Mónica Fullana Arquitectura e Interiorismo & Fraile Project.  It’s the definition of luxury for golf lovers thanks to the surroundings and the 27 holes designed by José María Olazabal.  Golfers are provided with everything they need to play, including a golf school with a swing simulator and analyser, an approach zone and a putting green.


The cottage trend and modern timber

The Golfriend store at Paraíso Golf Club in Estepona, Malaga opened just a few months ago.  It was designed by Alfonso Castellón Gallegos and has many unique features.  It looks like a clubhouse, with a cottage-like structure and a traditional Andalusian courtyard.  Its edgy interior design featuring elegant timber fittings is also a standout.

Photo: Mygolfway