Miller & Maranta: Mineralbad & Spa, Samedan - best architects 11

Miller & Maranta

Mineralbad & Spa, Samedan

best architects 11

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Samedan | Schweiz


Ralph Feiner | Malans


The new bath in the historic centre of Samedan is situated directly at the rear of the Baroque church. Despite this prominent placement it leaves the leading role on the village square to the church. At the same time it tries to show the significance of a public bath in the historic context of Samedan. The scale and the precisely chosen materials perfectly integrate the new building into the existing situation. At the same time the building maintains character and independence. Several maze-like staircases lead from a central hall to the different attractions. The bathing rooms are stacked at different heights. The high and sunlit warm bath is situated on the first floor and also offers massages. On the second floor the steam bath encircles the lower bath patio. The Jacuzzi and the hot bath as well as the relaxation room have room-high windows that open to fascinating mountain views of the Engadin. The stairs lead us further to the top floor where the outdoor bath and the sunroof are reached.