Thermae Urbano

Urban Winter Spa

How to bring life that makes Basel’s squares so vibrant in summer to the cold season? The project of winter urban spa on Münsterplatz, “Thermae Urbano”, takes the idea from traditional Basel fountains, and proposes to heat up water inside the historical Pisoni Fountain on Münsterplatz, in order to transform it into a public space for winter bathing. Cloud of steam above the cold empty square, half-naked bodies in the fountain. All ages and calsses, men and women, together in a warm common ritual with amazing winter settings...