Set to open in Chicago’s River North neighborhood in the former Montgomery Ward building in late fall, private wellness club BIÂN aims to seamlessly integrate social spaces, fitness, recovery, medical and aesthetic offerings, and social programming in one design-forward space. Designed by Studio K Creative, the space encompasses 25,000 square feet, and the bi-level building will house distinct, community-inspired areas that will speak to the range of disciplines.
A dialogue between the building’s history and the power of its current moment, the industrial Zen space boasts an array of cream, white, and taupe hues with accents of petrol indigo blue. This is contrasted against pops of natural elements, such as suspended and sprawling flora embodying growth against chalky textures, like the lime-washed exposed concrete walls throughout.Unique spaces include a listening room with daily curated tunes, steam room with a cold plunge pool, and a nap room with a Hästens bed.
Photo: Courtesy of BIÂN