Dunaalmás Thermal Bath

Barna Berzsák
Levente Szabó DLA
Diploma Design Studio
The spa culture in Dunaalmás dates back to ancient times. The Romans utilized the healing springs that erupted in the village for the first time. In the second half of the 1700s, the healing effect of the water was officially established. The Dunaalmás Swimming Pools opened its door at the beginning of the 20th century, but due to the excessive mining in the region, the springs dried up which led to the closing of the Swimming Pools. After the mining ended, the underground waters appeared on the surface again. The aim of the project is the utilization of the medicinal water and the revitalization of the once flourishing area. The thermal bath appears on the hillside as part of its surrounding, framed by a gabion wall filled with local limestone. The functions appear on the heavy plinths as light wooden elements. Arcades connect the buildings to the courtyards behind them.