runner camp’ is a two-story flagship store specialized for running and completed from the collaborative work of prism design and office coastline, located in the infinite plaza shopping center of shanghai, china. the concept of the project is for it to be an ‘urban athletics’ center, merging a sports shop and a gym. its aim is for people to run healthy and stylishly throughout the city of shanghai.


the retail function of the first floor and the function of the stairs are fused

 

 

in terms of design, shanghai based prism design and office coastline feature a large and orange staircase that crosses the store diagonally. this clarifies the difference in height between the ground floor and the upper floor. to achieve the ‘urban athletics’ concept given to the ‘runner camp’ project, the design team applied industrial materials found in the region such as metal and concrete, which result being efficient sound absorbing and heat insulating materials.

 

shoes analysis system
video © tomohiro katsuki

 

 

‘runner camp’ mixes the shoe store and consulting experience on the ground floor with a gym facility specialized for running on the upper floor, including a large interactive exercise area, shower rooms, and lockers. customers are able to come and train from sunrise to sunset in the ‘urban athletics’ center.


you can analyze the shoes on the running facilities

 

 

‘runner camp’ mixes the shoe store and consulting experience on the ground floor with a gym facility specialized for running on the upper floor, including a large interactive exercise area, shower rooms, and lockers. customers are able to come and train from sunrise to sunset in the ‘urban athletics’ center.


symbolic staircase connecting first floor and second floor

 

 

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video © tomohiro katsuki


grating metal use flexible display unit


slope type staircase and spiral staircase blend


the use the mirror hide the staircase structure.

 

 

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