What do you do with an unused park fountain? Turn it into an Urban Spa, of course! I was so touched by this story in Dezeen Magazine that perfectly exemplifies three of the Seven Timeless Truths of Spa—Community. Water. Fitness.—that I had to share it with you.
Students from The Institute of Architecture and Design Chihuahua created the shaded urban spa in central Urueta Park for local residents using fabric, scaffolding, and wood. Each of the nine towers are topped with a wooden canopy.
Kudos to Madrid architects PKMN, Mexico design studio Memela, architects Juan Castillo and Miguel Heredia, and designer Miguel Garcia.
Let this project be an inspiration to the spa industry here and abroad.
Mary Bemis is Founder & Editorial Director of InsidersGuidetoSpas.com. She is a pioneering spa journalist, most recently honored as one of the "Top 30 Influential Voices Transforming Wellness." She is an inaugural recipient of Folio's Top Women in Media Award, and was honored by ISPA with its distinguished ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award. In 1997, she launched American Spa magazine, and in 2007, Mary co-founded Organic Spa magazine. A pioneer in the sustainable spa and beauty worlds, Mary is co-curator of Cosmoprof North America's Discover Green Pavilion. She is a Global Wellness Day Advisor, and a co-founder of the Washington Spa Alliance.
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