At last! The Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus is open to bathing and sauna guests from 12 October. “The building’s outstanding impact is a result of the dialogue between the new spaces and existing surroundings — the baroque gardens known as Mirabellgarten, the old town and the surrounding mountains. The indoor swimming pool is conceived as an expansion of the park on the third floor,” states architect Alfred Berger.
A NEW POOL FOR THE CITY
The “Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus” was conceived as a three-dimensional landscape with the building’s main elements forming a clearly legible vertical layering. The rather introverted plinths of the bath contain on three floors the city's health and spa services and the pool's changing rooms. The entire roof level, used for the sauna facilities and their spectacular outdoor pool, features a view of the entire city.
A layer of ceramic louvers surrounds the “Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus”, screening it from passersby. Only the bathing level opens directly to the Mirabellpark and the city. This underlines the idea of extending the Kurgarten on the third floor. It offers impressive views over the garden of Mirabell Palace and the old town of Salzburg up to the fortress. Architect Tiina Parkkinen: “In our projects, references to the built environment, natural surroundings and the social context are extremely important.”
About the project: PARACELSUS BAD & KURHAUS