Client: Gestion Rivière du Diable
Completion Date: January 2009
Program: A10,000-square-foot urban spa.
Design concept and solution: Located in historic Montreal, Scandinave Les Bains Vieux- Montréal is designed to engage the body’s senses through thermal therapy. The former warehouse building, reconstructed half a century ago after extensive fire damage,, now features a program for healing and relaxation. The program of the ground-level spa was created to evoke the sensations of hot and cold. White angular masses and ivory marble mosaics mimic glacial topography; while heated black slate cantilevered benches and angled dark ceilings evoke volcanic geology. Opalescent glass allows natural light into the building while maintaining a sense of privacy and tranquility.
Owner: Gestion Rivière du Diable
Personnel in architect’s firm who should receive special credit:
Mechanical, Electrical Engineer: Leroux, Beaudoin, Hurens et associés
Metal doors: Custom
Wood doors: Custom
Automatic sliding doors: Entra-matic
Exit devices:Adams Rite
Security devices: Salto
Cabinet hardware: Hafele
Paints and stains: Sico
Plastic laminate: Formica
Special surfacing: Barisol (stretched surface ceiling)
Floor and wall tile: White marble mosaic (wall, floor of the bath area and walls of changing rooms), brazilian walnut (ceiling of the main area and floor of relaxation rooms)
Other furniture: MDF Italia (lounge chairs), Viccarbe (stools, lounge chairs), Kristalia (coffee tables), Sintesi (rocking-chairs).
Plumbing: Catalano, Kohler, Grohe.
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