Aqua dome thermal resort - Luxury Retail
A resort set amid the impressive austrian landscape has been redeveloped using angular and tapered forms to reflect its mountainous setting.
The ‘aqua dome’, which accommodates 350,000 visitors each year, has been designed to be a distinctive landmark for the region, while simultaneously providing guests with a familiar alpine atmosphere.
Aqua dome thermal resort in the mountains of austria
Externally, a conical volume connects three bowl-shaped pools which seem to levitate above the ground’s surface, featuring underwater music and various lighting effects. The jagged roofs of the observation deck echo the formation of the surrounding mountains in shape and materiality, with locally sourced stone used throughout the design.
Further recreation space includes a more conventional 25 meter pool as well as separate facilities for younger children, in total, 2,200 square meters of aquatic amenities draw on filtered thermal water originating from a reservoir located 1,865 meters below ground.
In addition to the two-hundred room hotel, the resort comprises a sauna complex and seminar space. The use of wood and stone is continued internally, furnishing rooms in a manner befitting a high quality alpine retreat.