Les Thermes in Strassen, Luxembourg

07-05-2010
The unusual shape of the building designed by the group formed by Witry & Witry, Jim Clemes Architectes and Hermann Valentiny & Associes is determined by the roof made entirely out of plywood.

Les Thermes in Strassen is the result of an architectural competition won by an association of architects formed by Witry & Witry, Jim Clemes Architectes and Hermann Valentiny & Associes. The concrete building has an unusual shape like a spacecraft, a result of the use of wood in construction of the roof. The entire volume is contained in a single big plywood bay, a rounded shape extending down from the roof to incorporate the facade, covered with strips of aluminium on the outside. Fitness, lounge and recreation areas are distributed on three levels. The stainless steel swimming pools are incorporated into the concrete structure. The building’s north-south orientation ensures that both indoor spaces and outdoor swimming pools make the most of the sunlight entering the building through the big skylights on the roof.
(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: association of architects including Witry & Witry, Jim Clemes Architectes and Hermann Valentiny & Associes
Images: DuPont™ Tyvek?
Location: Strassen, Luxembourg

http://www.construction.tyvek.com
http://www.lesthermes.net
http://www.witry-witry.lu
http://www.hvp.lu
http://www.clemes.lu