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New York, EEUU.

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‘Aire of New York’, in New York (EEUU).

Luis Alonso y Sergi Balaguer, arquitectos.

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The experience undergone by the architects in other works of similar characteristics has allowed them to embark on this attractive project within the incomparable urban framework of the city of New York.
The new urban spa in the Tribeca area in southern Manhattan follows in the wake of the Aire thermal centre of Barcelona previously designed by the same architects.
It recovers the concept of health and relaxation, transferred to the very urban centre, locating its activities in a historic building listed as a heritage site by the city. Thus, on the access level from the public road are the reception areas and differentiated (male and female) changing rooms, while the basement floor generates a wide space with spatial components that provide the sensations of calm, quietude and a certain ambient mysticism. This has all been done by recovering and enhancing the original materials of the building: ceramic brick, wooden beams, cast metal columns.
The succession of pool basins at different temperatures, treated with natural white limestone, highlight and dominate the atmosphere that has been generated, accompanied by the enhancing lighting.
The painstakingly designed central glass box houses the vapour bath that recovers the historicist values of the “Hammam”, the true functional and visual centre of gravity.
The sought-after half-light ambience is also boosted through the initial design itself and amplifies the sensation of relaxation required.
The positive effect of surprise for the user endorses the virtue of the proposal, which is listed among the best worldwide spa destinations in most search engines of reference.

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Localización: Nueva York, USA. Autor Proyecto: Estudio de Arquitectura Alonso, Balaguer, Luis Alonso y Sergi Balaguer, arquitectos. Ingeniería estructura: LMW Engineering Group. Ingeniería instalaciones: PROEN projectes enginyeria S.L. / G. Schell Engineering. Presupuesto y mediciones: Alonso, Balaguer i Arquitectes Associats. Constructor: Fluidra USA. Fotografía: Alonso, Balaguer y Arquitectos Asociados.
Luis Alonso
Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona
Sergi Balaguer
Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona