WELLNESS SPA PALAIS
SPA AS A SOCIAL HUB
In order to urbanise industrial areas and enrich them with social facilities, „social hubs“ are needed making people meet each other by chance.
The Wellness SPA Palais Stralsund, Germany, is such a place, a SPA where you can also stay overnight, in an industrial area where there is only daytime activity. The special peripheral location of the property facing an allotment garden on two sides favours the new function of the building.
Also untypical for a building in an industrial area is the consistent orientation towards a structure created in a completely sustainable manner that is free of residues and can be dismantled again without leaving any residues.
The entire building will consist of only three materials. Concrete for the floor slab, on top of it clay on the ground floor in the form of rammed earth walls as a climate-regulating protective casing and wood in various ways as the supporting structure of the upper floor with roof and for the interior fittings.