Vita Sports is a 10,000 square-foot interior fit-out in Manhattan’s Garment District bringing together Row New York,(rowing) Play Rugby,(rugby) I Challenge Myself, (cycling) and Beat the Streets, (wrestling) four not-for-profits whose shared mission is to coach elite sports to city youth, along with rigorous academic support. A proactive client and shoestring budget inspired us to experiment and innovate with unexpected materials and assemblies, to weave narratives implying agility, balance, harmony, and effort, to evoke the energy and teamwork of the group’s mission.
Garment District, New York City
Design: Amanda Schachter, Alexander Levi; Dugan Lunday
Bleachers: Plywood and Truck Tire Treads; Ceiling Baffle: Welded Steel and Power Bands Partitions: Lumber, Polycarbonate, Homasote, Cable and Cable Fittings
Partitions/ Baffle: Werkhaus;
PowerBand Weaving: SLO Architecture
Bleachers: NYCity Slab;