Architecture

The grande dame of the European spas

In April 2008, the grande dame of the European spas underwent a transformation, losing its old look and reappearing in 2009 with a stylish new design after the renovation. The architectural concept, which was realised exclusively with white-painted pine, is defined by 115 futuristic columns and high ceilings. The contemporary building entrances and captivates with a spatial structure flooded with natural light and large oval windows, which gently frame the view of the surrounding countryside. The shape of the windows recalls the Biedermeier period, when oval frames were used for realistic portrayals of nature.

For the architect Joseph Smolenicky, the greatest challenge when designing the new Tamina Therme was to incorporate it harmoniously into the architectural context of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz and at the same time give the building an original and independent design. With his successful interpretation of “holiday architecture”, Smolenicky was able to create a connection between Swiss tradition and the Grand Hotels by the water.

Due to the architectural uniqueness, the Tamina Therme has already received several awards and certifications.

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