A new Thermal Spa designed in the pre-existing spaces created 250 years ago and used historically for the reservoir of the thermal water
With the aim to create a new thermal water space in the pre-existing building of the Termes Victòria Spa Hotel in Caldes de Montbui, Arquetipus Architectural Projects proposed to enter the spaces that were created about 250 years ago and used historically for the reservoir deposits of the original thermal water and of the cooled thermal water used mainly for relaxation and well-being.
The function of the water deposits has always been left hidden to the public and their discovery was key to deciding that it was a captivating place to show and to convert it a unique space for the enjoyment of the senses. In the spaces of the old reservoirs and also partly in the traditional bathroom gallery, the different swimming pools have been located by Arquetipus Architectural Projects, each with some characteristic different from the other but all of them created for the purpose of relaxing and enjoying the mineral-medicinal properties of the thousand-year-old thermal water.
With the will of being as neutral as possible, Arquetipus Architectural Projects chose to preserve the footprint of the different historical periods that the space has experienced. The original stone, the phase of the walls covered with the conservation of the water mark and the current period in which modern elements and materials can clearly be read.
The white stone that covers most of the surfaces evokes the memory of the bathtubs still today in use in the traditional thermal spa. The contrast and at the same time the harmony achieved between modern and traditional materials, together with the properties and the effects of the water gives you an excellent feeling of well-being.