The program of the proposal is a Thermal Bath
Complex in the city of San Sebastian, Spain. The project is located where the
urban fabric of San Sebastian finishes and turns into a wild nature. The
building is envisioned as two converging 'combs', one towards the sea, the
other towards the
mountain, at the foot of Mount Ulía.
The project is conceived from the interior experience and the relation between the body and the surrounding spaces. Water appears as a fundamental material to be celebrated in multiple versions.
The intervention explores the common room between earth and sea, private and public, space and matter. The different rooms are constantly changing with the tides providing diverse and dynamic experiences for the users.
The naked exterior concrete structure resembles the complex to port architectures, giving it a strong public character. The interiors, however, are covered with soft, neutral ceramic materials for the enjoyment of the body and the senses.
The design attends to the vertical condition of the mountain and the horizontal condition of the sea.
In the urban sphere the built shape creates a square where peacefully gather all the tension and beauty of the specific place.
University ComitteeDr. Alberto Campo Baeza
Dr. Jose Ignacio Linazasoro
Beatriz Jiménez Pazos