hurlimann brewery in zurich is renovated into thermal bath + spa
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dec 02, 2013
hurlimann brewery in zurich is renovated into thermal bath + spa


hurlimann brewery in zurich is renovated into thermal bath + spa
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the old hürlimann brewery of 1836 in the heart of zürich has been renovated into a contemporary hotel and thermal bath & spa that gets its naturally-heated water from a nearby spring. the original underground wooden vats have been restored and converted into baths of varying temperatures under the original stone arches. vaulted chambers have been converted into auxiliary pools, steam rooms, and lounges, while new concrete forms project into the sky containing a rooftop spring overlooking the city. stone and wood, the original materials used in the barrel filling compound (which now houses the spa) are still used and applied in a more contemporary context. angular geometries present a pleasant contrast to the traditional construction that houses it, until becoming the only expression as the structure reaches the rooftop.

 

 


hundred year old barrels converted into baths
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up close of the converted barrels
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locker rooms in the original masonry caulted rooms
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one of the baths
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lounge
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lounge
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rooftop pool
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roof top pool by night
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