Material finishes are additionally going by means of deeper scrutiny for viral behaviour (research of different coronaviruses have discovered that they remained on steel, glass and plastic for as much as 9 days).
“From an engineering perspective, new gyms will look at dedicated broadcast studios to record and stream workouts. We are already doing research and development for things like air conditioning and sanitisation systems, which will be critical to ensure consumer safety and health,” he says, including that showers and steam rooms will play an excellent larger position.
The design train may even have a pre-vaccine and post-vaccine temporary. “This will be the main challenge. We will have to design it as layers, where space usage is optimal and ‘switchable’ — a spaced out gym with lesser equipment [pre-vaccine], but ensuring it can be adapted for denser equipment placement post-vaccine.”