Winner 2021 North America competition

G2 Yoga and Bath

Sarah Gbobo and Emily Guan
Building Company:
Roberto Cavalli; Gardenia Orchidea; La Fabbrica


Project renderings courtesy of Sarah Gbobo and Emily Guan

Pratt students Sarah Gbobo and Emily Guan designed G2 Yoga and Bath as a quiet refuge
with thermal baths, a sauna, yoga spaces, and meditation rooms for guests to boost wellness
and reduce stress. The imagined structure dialogues with the natural landscape, featuring large
windows and indoor/outdoor spaces that frame the surrounding forest, and ceramic tiles
inspired by natural materials like stone, wood, and marble support this design scheme.
Marble-look slabs by Gardenia Orchidea – specified in a large format to maximize the veining –
welcome guests into the reception area and create an aura of warmth and intimacy in the sauna
and indoor patio. Lighter, stone-look tiles from Gardenia Orchidea and wood-effect tiles from La
Fabbrica add refreshing elements in the outdoor patio, lobby, and yoga spaces. Custom-cut
marble-look slabs from La Fabbrica construct the accent furniture and window frames in the
lobby, and finally, decorative wall tiles from Roberto Cavalli can be found in the bathing pools.