Curated by Clara Ott
SPA, THERM • CALDES DE MONTBUI, SPAIN
Architects : Arquetipus projectes arquitectònics
Area : 553 m²
Year : 2019
Photographs : Ferran Robusté Cumplido
Manufacturers : AutoDesk, Cosentino, Aco, Mapei, Porcelanosa Grupo, TOPCRET, DYNAMIC BY PUJOL, INBECA, Microsoft
Design Team : Maria Almirall Ferrerons, Ferran Robusté Cumplido
Draftsman : Raquel García Pérez
Clients : Balneario Termas Victòria S.A
Planimetric Survey : Enric Forgas – CARTSIG Serveis Topogràfics
Structural Engineering : RV4 – Emma Leach y Carme Bernal
Technical Architect : Josep Rubies
Contractor : Construcciones Francisco Rubio
3 D Images : Marc Berga
City : Caldes de Montbui
Country : Spain
Textual content description supplied by the architects. With the intention to create a brand new thermal water house within the pre-existing building of the Termes Victòria Spa Lodge in Caldes de Montbui, we proposed to enter the areas created about 250 years in the past, and used traditionally for the reservoir of the unique thermal water and of the cooled thermal water for the use primarily healing and well-being of individuals. Its perform of deposits had at all times left them hidden to the customer and their discovery was key to deciding that it was a charming place to indicate and to transform it as a novel house for the enjoyment of the senses. Within the areas of the previous deposits and likewise partly within the conventional tub gallery, the completely different swimming swimming pools have been positioned, every with some attribute completely different from the opposite, however all of them created for the aim of stress-free and having fun with the mineral-medicinal properties of the thousand yr previous thermal water.
With the need of being as impartial as potential, we selected to protect the footprint of the completely different historic durations that the house has skilled. The unique stone, the section of the partitions coated with the conservation of the water mark and the present interval wherein up to date parts and supplies can clearly be learn. The white stone that covers many of the surfaces brings us the reminiscence of the bathtubs nonetheless as we speak in use within the conventional thermal spa. Particularly intense and fascinating for our group and likewise for the property was the entire strategy of discovery, information assortment, writing of the mission, the work and the examine of all of the sensory components.
The peculiarity is that in the meanwhile that we determined to work inside, the deposits are nonetheless in use and they’re filled with water. This compelled us to make very correct information in a really brief time, realizing that we might not be capable to entry there once more after one yr, firstly of the works. Through the writing of the mission we additionally found the existence of a giant stream that collects a lot of the waters of Caldes and runs precisely under the principle gallery, and on which one of many essential vessels has been positioned. Lastly, the execution, whereas the lodge building was in full use, compelled us to hold out with a really cautious coordination to attenuate the unfavourable results of the work on the customers of the institution. Within the closing consequence it may be perceived all this depth and care within the works and within the particulars, and it’s a house that invitations you to see it however particularly to stay it.