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Total luxury at ACME’s newly opened Brisbane health club

Designed by ACME, Brisbane’s Total Fusion Platinum aims to set a new benchmark in luxury living and fitness facilities in Brisbane.

Total luxury at ACME’s newly opened Brisbane health club

Designed by architects Caroline Choker and Vince Alafaci of ACME, this 9000-square-metre project – Australia’s largest health club and fitness facility – has just been opened by Cavcorp. Giving off an unadulterated sense of luxury, Total Fusion Platinum prioritises health, wellbeing and sustainability, according to the designers.

The facility boasts a range of amenities, starting with a world-class, Olympic-level training area and rooftop recovery sanctuaries. The rooftop features Sukambi thermal pools with Roman-travertine surroundings, a snow-cave, saunas, an HBOT chamber, floatation tanks and a salt cave – all designed to bring images of a Roman bathhouse to mind. A rooftop cafe and bar offer a seasonal farm-to-table menu, creating an elegant and rejuvenating atmosphere.

The reception area and lobby lounge, located beneath the five-story ‘Tree of Life,’ welcome guests with a grandiose hotel-style setting. This space is illuminated by a reflective, mirror-faced oculus skylight and surrounded by a light-filled atrium made from lime plaster and metal.

A central fire pit, sunken verdant lounge and glass-brick entrance are included with a view to promoting cognitive stimulation and social interaction. Additional features such as a fishpond, co-working hub and podcast studio contribute to the overall ambiance.

Another grandly named architectural element is the ‘Archway of Triumph,’ part of a foyer space alongside a glass elevator uses materials such as travertine marble, Roman-travertine flooring, bronze smoked mirrors and metal-framed ribbed glazing. The design further incorporates sumptuous leather, luxurious fabrics, wood and deep metal furnishings, all complemented by ornate vintage rugs.

Returning to the fitness side of things, training levels are strategically tiered. The facility includes an ‘Elite Hypoxic Chamber,’ a Gym-80 circuit, Olympic-endorsed Technogym cardio and strength equipment, a dedicated stretch circuit, a calisthenics arena, and an ‘Inclined Kilter Climbing Wall.’ The Rouge power racks, for example, add further finesse.

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Intimate acoustic treatments, dynamic lighting schemes, and surround sound by Martin Audio sit alongside bronze smoked mirrors, while full perimeter glazing and planting optimise natural light.

The ‘Healing Lounge’ and day spa/medispa aim to combine ancient relaxation practices with avant-garde medicinal methods. Services include IV drip vitamin infusion, NASA-endorsed red light therapy, cryotherapy, ozone therapy, and magnetic therapy. The glass-brick waterfall accentuates thermal-contrast therapy, leading guests along the ‘Kniepp Reflexology Stone Path’ to the sunken relaxation verdant lounge.

Within the breathable-lime plastered therapy sanctuaries, guests experience advanced medical treatments for rejuvenation and restoration. Noteworthy is the ‘Couples Sculpted Cave,’ equipped with a luxurious Ayurveda bath and a ‘Healing Copper Bath’ for couples seeking a collective oasis of renewal and intimacy.

The overarching design philosophy, termed ‘Seven-Sense Biospheric,’ integrates stone, timber and glass bricks with elements of water, fire and plant-life. This synergy offers members a journey of sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, movement and balance, enhancing their quality of life with a focus on rejuvenation. Total Fusion Platinum emerges as a comprehensive space that combines cutting-edge fitness facilities with a commitment to holistic well-being and luxury design.


Cieran Murphy

Another luxury setting: THDP completes Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars hotel.

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