Wellness centers embodying tranquil environments, cleansing waters, and natural materials encourage inner harmony and serenity.
Project: Terme di Saturnia, Italy
Standout: On the eve of this renowned resort complex’s 101st anniversary, the restoration centered on colors and materials derived from the dramatic natural surroundings, from reception’s waterfall-like ethereal hues to the 132 guest rooms, their saturated tones evoking the thermal spring’s muds and waters.
Project: Sensasia Stories Spa, Dubai, UAE
Standout: To take guests on a journey of total body wellness via Asian sensibilities, the architecture of Thailand, Bali, and Vietnam inspired such details as a courtyard rock garden with a custom arched canopy, a moody basalt-lined plunge bath, and a restrained yet warm palette of granite, rose gold–finished stainless steel, and wooden tones.
Firm: 4a Architekten
Project: Mineralbad Berg,
Standout: The four-year-long expansion of the city’s oldest mineral spa, some elements
dating to 1856, encompasses a 22,000-square-foot addition, the renovation of the main bathing hall with an acoustics-enhancing silver-fir ceiling and a tiled feature wall by Matthias Kohlmann, and the display of one of the site’s original copper bathtubs, newly gilded by Bernd Höger.