We’ve been invited to participate in the concept design phase for the interiors of a new Spa facility (Grand Santerra Spa Balvanyos Resort), later to specify the design and technical details and to provide on site survey for the implementation of the project.

The new building is part of an extension to the existing hotel, high in the Carpathian mountains. Its volumes are compact, with clear shapes and big galzed surfaces that opens to the surrounding views of the forest. The materials used in the exterior are neutral, paying respect to the natural surroundings and the existing hotel. Inside the spa, to enhance the experience of water, we proposed predominantly natural materials, dark basaltic stone and natural oak, which, together with the controled lights and natural views gives the place an intimate atmosphere of calm and relaxation.

Location: Covasna, RO
Client: whitheld
Status: finished
Area: 1100sqm

Team: Kalliopi Dimou, Sorin Istudor

with the artist Olah Gyarfas 

photos: Nicu Ilfoveanu