The main task for this
semester was to design a bathing facility, a sanctuary for peace and
contemplation, that allows for a range of different physical and atmospheric
experiences informed by water in relation to space. It should be able to accommodate 300 guests
at once, while at the same time allowing the individual visitor to enjoy the
bath at their own speed, with a sense of serenity and privacy.
different ways of achieving this by curating the spatial experience, sequencing
of spaces, circulation layout, play of light and shadow, differences in
temperature and humidity, acoustics, materiality and the different states of
water. The footprint area for the
facility was limited to half the size of the required program, encouraging students to engage the vertical compared to
the traditional horizontal layout of baths.
The site is at
Kongshavn, centrally located by the fjord in an area with a strong industrial
There is a long term
vision to transform this area to a housing area with a promenade and public and
commercial functions, however this lies quite far into the future, and the bath
needs to be able to coexist with the heavy and noisy industrial activities
surrounding the plot for years to come.
Teachers: Søren S. Sørensen,
Sofia Cunha, Jan Markus Ludwig and Sophia Keivanlo
Sensor: Marianne Sætre
Students: Jan-Kenneth Andersen , Maria Babkina, Emilie Winther Berg, Julie Elise Bølstad, Poppy Van Dijk, Benjamin Fjerdingstad, Yichen Fu, Hans Eivind Hajem, Sana Ibrahim, Ann Sophie Megerle, Lars Holden Nicolaysen, Frida Nilsen, Roberta Santambrogio, Philippe Schneider, Zana Shabanaj