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Balnea Spa°
location: Bromont, Canada
client: Balnéa inc.
°Co-designed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE

The Challenge

To re-purpose a run-down summer camp pavilion into a hip spa destination with inside-outside water circuit, on Lake Gale in Bromont, Quebec.

The Response

Rather than demolishing the existing building, the inside was gutted out to make way for a central service and circulation “torso” around which the wellness journey revolves, from massage rooms to heat therapy and Finnish saunas. Two oversized oblique windows, one vertical and one horizontal, are cut-out of the gable-like volume, to create dramatic overviews of the cascading landscape.





Selected Press Release

Grand Prize, Commercial Category, Creativité Montréal Awards 2006

Concept Sketch
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Main view from outside basins
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Axonometric view
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Upper level
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Lower Level
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View of Upper Lounge
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Exterior basin with waterfall
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A sauna with a view
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Immersive Finnish sauna
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