Congratulations to Purcell who won Spa Hotel Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2014

Architectural Practice Purcell have won in the International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 with their project, Coworth Park Spa, shortlisted for the Spa Hotel Award.

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Having created a luxury 21st Century country house at Coworth Park, the Dorchester Collection required a unique eco luxury spa. The range of facilities determined a new stand-alone building to provide an exceptional, modern spa experience in an undeniably English setting with an eccentric spirit. The spa emerges as a sculptural form from the natural landscape, blurring the edges between built and natural form. Facilities are arranged on two levels: a lower level with pool and gym, and an upper entry level containing the changing rooms, treatment rooms, lounges and café.

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The building is the world’s first spa to be built out of carbon negative lime hemp walling with natural lime render and a timber glulam monocoque structure. The natural lime render and plaster provide a highly insulated, breathable and airtight construction with green credentials. The hotel and spa buildings are supplied by an energy centre that combines a biomass boiler, heat exchangers and other energy-saving measures. These measures reduce the carbon footprint and energy used and offset in excess of 35% of the development’s annual carbon dioxide emissions through the use of onsite renewable energy sources.

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The design philosophy behind the spa was to construct a building that could be immersed in the existing landscape but was iconic enough to provide guests with a sense of its uniqueness and eco luxury. Spas are traditionally high water users and Coworth Park Spa has sought to reduce water uses across a wide range of measures. The ultra-violet pool has reduced backwash and overall water consumption and energy requirement without the excessive need of chemicals.

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The result is an innovative and ingenious building that serves as a model for the hotel and spa industry that naturally embraces the site’s natural landscape combined with exemplar environmental credentials.

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