Balnea Spa°

location: Bromont, Canada

client: Balnéa inc.

° Project co-designed as Senior Partner of Lauzon Pelland (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.

Expertise(s)

ASSET REPOSITIONING, EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Market(s)

Distinctions

Selected Press Release

Grand Prize, Commercial Category, Creativité Montréal Awards 2006

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