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Simone Micheli-designed Parco Acque spa opens in Gubbio
Parco Acque, a new wellness center and spa for Park Hotel ai Cappuccini, designed by Simone Micheli in Gubbio, Italy, has opened its doors to the guests.
Simone Micheli’s work on the wellness center can be described as a harmonious ancient structure matrix, a 17th century monastery, with future design and technology. The project is a dense connection of stories and truths, from the past to the future, imbued with the history of Gubbio.
The pool zone of the wellness centre is the main area of the space. It features various elements that come together to create a playful, dreamy and enterprising mood such as a stranding mesh holding in the air a gigantic jellow ball, a “curl-fountain” faucet and a rounded boardwalk for separating the swimming area from the first whirlpool zone. Here, the designer has focused on highlighting existing murals by Arnaldo Pomodoro. This area also features an upstream swimming pool and a “fun pool” for children. The area is connected with the outdoor terrace through an extensive floor-to-ceiling window.
The swimming area is directly connected to an intimate area which features a flotation bathtub suitable for meditation and relaxation, a huge magnesium pool with anatomic chaise lounge and a circular whirlpool tub. A large basin has been designed in the bathroom area where water is delivered by a sort of “proboscis” coming from the sky while on each toilet door, monitors have been installed, equipped with in-loop videos.
The design of the spa for the Hotel ai Cappuccini has been synchronized with the history of the city. The swimming pool area features furniture, sculptures, “curl fontain”, pools, chaise lounge, and murales by Arnaldo Pomodoro. The Whirlpool area has magnesium pool with anatomic chaise lounge, circular whirlpool tub, mirrors, led lighting, hangers, flotation bathtub, and mirrors. The bathroom has basin, “proboscis” dispenser, and hangers.