Thermes de Jonzac – Extension
17500 Jonzac, Charente Maritime, France
Projet for the expansion and redevelopment of the Baths of Jonzac, located in a cave-like setting in the heart of an old cathedrals limestone quarry. The need for expansion follows the rapid growth in the annual attendance of spa guests. The project covers an area of 1600 m2, includes the development of services for phlebology, rheumatology and respiratory tracts with, especially, the creation of a pool, a corridor for walking, treatment rooms, a mud bath, a lounge and an exterior reception building. The architectural intervention is reduced to its absolute minimum in this space carved into the stone. The walls are low and transparent, pools bypass the powerful stone pillars. Above the quarry is the therapists’ residence (project in 2000).