Thermalbad Zürich

Hürlimann Areal Zurich / Switzerland / 2011

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In 2007, we were invited along with 5 other architects to take part in a competition for the project Thermalbad & spa with a hotel in Zürich. In coorporation with Althammer Hochuli Architects, this competition resulted in the commission to plan this unique industrial heritage on the premises of the Hürlimann Areal.

The structurally dictated yet vibrant spectrum of the internal orientated space, deep within the mountain and the opening to the exterior and outside-world to the rooftop-pool was one of the key themes to the development of the interior architectural dramatury of this bath-complex. These atmospheric contrasts have been concentrated into the spatial concept and related to the existing, listed substance of the structure. Architectural and interior architectural design-notions such as spatial layout, processes, sightlines, installations, materials and surfaces proved to be congruent from the start and are working in a close relationship.


CLIENT AND INVESTOR - PSP Swiss Property, Zürich
DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS - AQUA-SPA-RESORTS Development & Management AG, Bern
GENERAL CONTRACTOR - MLG Generalunternehmung AG, Bern
ARCHITECTURE - Althammer Hochuli Architekten ETH SIA BSA, Zürich
INTERIOR DESIGN - ushitamborriello_Innenarchitektur_Szenenbild, Baden
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    In 2007, we were invited along with 5 other architects to take part in a competition for the project Thermalbad & spa with a hotel in Zürich. In coorporation with Althammer Hochuli Architects, this competition resulted in the commission to plan this unique industrial heritage on the premises of the Hürlimann Areal.The structurally dictated yet vibrant spectrum of the internal orientated space, deep within the mountain and the opening to the exterior and outside-world to the rooftop-pool was one...

    Project details
    • Year 2011
    • Work finished in 2011
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Swimming Pools / Wellness Facilities/Spas / Bars/Cafés / Interior Design / Lighting Design / Recovery/Restoration of Historic Buildings / Recovery of industrial buildings / Building Recovery and Renewal
    • Websitehttp://www.thermalbad-zuerich.ch/
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