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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

TERMAS GEOMETRICAS HOT SPRINGS COMPLEX in Los Lagos Region, Chile by Germán del Sol

 
November 28th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Germán del Sol

17 slate covered pools of natural hot springs waters that flow in plenty along a mountain stream, in the midst of the native forest of the Villarrica National Park in Chile’s southern Lake Country,450 miles south of Santiago.

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Image Courtesy © Germán del Sol

  • Architects: Germán del Sol
  • Project: TERMAS GEOMETRICAS HOT SPRINGS COMPLEX
  • Location: Coñaripe, Villarrica National Park, Km 16, road from Coñaripe to Palguín, Los Lagos Region, Chile
  • Colaborators: José Luis Ibañez, Architect, Carlos Venegas, Architect, José Inostroza
  • Structural Engineering: Fernando del Sol V
  • Job Captain: Eliseo Barriga
  • Surface Area: 2.290 sqm,Site Area: 4.700 sqm, Changing Rooms (17) 79 sqm, Bathrooms (4) 19 sqm, Quincho (meeting place) 60 sqm, Pools (17) 507 sqm, Wooden Paths 476 m long.
  • Consultant: Sanitary Consultant, Francisco Cervantes.
  • 1st Project Phase Dates: 2002 – 2004.
  • 2nd Project Phase Dates: 2007 – 2009.

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Image Courtesy © Germán del Sol

Visitors may confidently stroll along a wooden footbridge and disperse to find a hidden pool to take a bath alone, or in good company with plenty of space to share or contemplate the wild natural surroundings.

The hot springs water is distributed to the pools through wooden conduits that run under the walkway and heat it, keeping it always dry and safe.

Close to every pool there is always a pavilion built with local wood, with private bathrooms, locker rooms, and a deck to rest.

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A big roof planted with wild grasses covers a large secluded space to stay by the open fire, look around in silence or have a relaxed conversation, a cup of tea, a glass of mineral water, or some deli sandwich. Or just enjoy the sunshine in the deck around.

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The constant movement of water and fire that always change, but go nowhere, appears in all its natural splendour, seducing everyone into a calm spirit

They are named Termas Geométricas because it is a work of architecture built with strong primitive geometric elements
that allows one to be captivated again by natural elements in the midst of the wild brutal nature.

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The geometric architecture of the Termas makes it possible to see and enjoy the good side of the unexpected events of nature.

Indulging oneself with this unique experience for the body and soul becomes a sensual rite of water and fire purification which
enlightens our senses and arouses our imagination.

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Image Courtesy © Germán del Sol

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