Baths of Geronde by NAU Architecture and Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 Oct 2014 8:46 pm | Other

The historical outdoor Baths of Geronde, Switzerland were recently renovated by the practice of NAU Architecture in collaboration with Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architects to bring the bathing complex to contemporary standards and restore its relation to the nearby lake.

There are boardwalks and stairs to ensure direct access to the lake and the entrance is an extension of the original site to create room for the new on-site service areas. There are ramps to permit the visitors to see the surrounding landscape from rooftop locations so that the project can be used even when the baths are closed as a sightseeing spot.

The shores of the lake have been re-naturalized with local plants like water lilies and reeds to create a peaceful and picturesque natural landscape. The original changing rooms with semi-circular shapes were preserved and extended to permit more persons on the site and the overall design has a horseshoe layout with aluminum and wood as the main tones to create a counterpart to the older parts of the complex.

 

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