The study aims to contribute to the topic of contemporary Spa design. The main objective is to explore, analyze and use a plastic vocabulary capable to heighten the symbolic properties of water and light. A short historical overview of the development of the Spa architectural programme is followed by the case study analysis, which emphasizes the importance of setting for the outcome of the design solution. The personal contribution is consistent with the stated objective and centers specifically on the issues raised by the design of a Spa facility into an existing building located within a restaurant, indoor entertainment and sports complex. The main challenge, other than the constraints of solving the functional flows, proved to be the management of natural light and the dialogue interior exterior. The conclusions of the study show that a contemporary Spa could be fitted into an existing building and that a design concept is enriched by the use of a plastic vocabulary drawn from the symbolism of light and water.
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