Virgin Active Club
The Virgin Active Club, on Melbourne’s Collins Street, is part of an international chain of health and fitness facilities. Virgin Active is one of the many businesses of Richard Branson, who started a record store in 1970, and a record label in 1974, and ventured since then into, among much more, an airline in 1984 and mobile telephony in 1999. In that same year Virgin opened its first three Active Clubs in England, which expanded to six other countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Singapore and Australia). This club in Melbourne’s Central Business District is designed by WMK Architects. It consists of 4,400 square meters of health and fitness, including an interactive cycling studio, an indoor climbing wall, and a ‘wet’ part with a 25 meter indoor pool, sauna and spa. Throughout the club one can find a combination of Agrob Buchtal floor and wall tiles from the Emotion and Valley series and Jasba mosaics.