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The vertical spa is situated next to Coliseum at the very prominet place to become a new landmark of Rome. The shape of the building is derived … Read More
The vertical spa is situated next to Coliseum at the very prominet place to become a new landmark of Rome. The shape of the building is derived from the Roman architecture symbol - classical fluted column /capital-shaft-base/. Read Less
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architectural competition entry

the location
The plot is located on the city block to the north of the Coliseum, which is used at the time as a soccer field, as well as a shed for the neighbors.  
the concept
The vertical spa is situated next to Coloseum at the very prominet place to become a new landmark of Rome. The shape of the building is derived from the Roman architecture symbol - classical fluted column /capital-shaft-base/. The base comes from the fluid form of water as a symbol of the spa in general.  Visitors have an access to the building via ramps. The longest one could be used by disabled people. Staff has an access from the parking area level.
the challenge
- to bring a new element to the city - a hundred meter high tower, next to the Coliseum
- it would present Romes complexity by being a vertical Rome
- it should be an interest target and necessary visit for the city visitors
- the volume must relate harmoniously with its context, considering the historic surroundings nearby, but also being unique and original- the views must be provided to  San Pedro in Vincoli,  Parco di Traiano, the Colosseum, Piazza del Campidoglio y el Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele IIthe program
100m high SPA – in Latin “salute per aquam” (health through water)


designed by project team: Studio PHA I 
M.Deyl, J. Šesták, G.Fišarová, S.Kozhenova I 2010
competition entry Arquitectum 2010 
www.arquitectum.com
www.studiopha.cz

published in NextMagazine in Hong Kong, Sep 2010