A Public Thermal Bath in Bodio
Steps, is a public thermal bath, located in the Bodio Valley (Switzerland). The building uses a local hot spring source to harvest the heat of the water to power the building.
The project offers a sequence of baths, ultimately cooling down the water before releasing it in the river, as required by the environmental policy of Bodio. The alignment of baths, from hot to cool water, progresses under one single linear roof, as the building gradually emerges from the ground. The user is invited to move back and forth along this gradient of pools to fully experience the baths: from warm to cold, from darkness to light, from interior to exterior.