The idea for the public bath was to create an intimate and quiet space within a loud a hectic city. Therefore an introverted area is created that is taking its place under a curtain. The curtain offers protection and safety to the individuals underneath.
The space underneath the curtain communicates with the surrounding urban space through specific openings in certain places. The materiality of the curtain creates a specific lighting atmosphere inside the building.
During the day, openings within the building are visible on the outside of the facade. After sunset, the situation reverses and the rooms inside appear as bright surfaces within the dark facade.
The Building is located at an intersection and is connected on both sides to public transport. This situation is adopted by the entrance area of the building. By subtracting a certain part from the building volume, the urban space is drawn into the building and the entrance is made recognizable for visitors. To enter the building, an open staircase leads under the curtain. This acts as a barrier to everyday life and sets the starting point for a calm and deliberate atmosphere in the interior of the public bath. After entering the building, visitors find themselves in the foyer. From there guests have access to the public bath, the steam bath and a canteen.
The public bath consists of three indoor water basins and a hot water basin. The different pools form a sequence of spaces inside the building. The rooms of the steam bath cross the main volume and form visual relationships with the various swimming halls.