ESPA Life is one hospitality design that made its mark when it comes to luxury and elegance when it comes to providing a relaxing and comfortable space where energy flows continuously. The spa also made use of soothing color palette and tactile finishes, which stands royally within a 3,300-square meter area that includes four floors.
GA design has made use of a concept that will become iconic design elements in future generation of spas. The initial challenge was to create a space that will support pure ambition. The direction that the designers took is in challenging the traditional interior of any typical spa we’ve come to know. Indeed, this was achieved by adding glamour into the design, which made it more exciting and innovative.
Because of this approach, the design elements were broken down and rebuilt it using functionality and emotion as the foundation for each space created. This resulted to a rather different visual experience as opposed to the typical design we see in most spas. This is what made this spa stand out among its competition – the act of defying norms but still maintained the comfort and functionality of the space.
I like how the designers made use of design elements that will evoke emotions and the senses allowing guests to enjoy the experience in touch, smell and sight.
The design also met the challenge of conforming to the current hotel scheme because it is essential that the elements would become an extension of the existing theme without sacrificing its own unique footprint. Therefore, the designers approached the project in every angle possible – laterally and vertically – to achieve the visual impact as well as make way for an additional space. Because of this, they ended up excavating the foundations so the new space will be created on another level that will make use of the thermal floor.
The reception area is smartly positioned close to the spa lounge and on a top level so it can control the entry and flow of guests. The spa lounge is abundant with natural light through the coffered glass ceiling. I personally like how the designers maintained the highest form of relaxation while making sure that the design will be different from the typical spas.
The creation of soft, gentle and organic feel throughout the design elements made sure that relaxation is upheld in every corner of the spa. Instead of using boxes and hard or sharp edges in the design, they made use of softer and sweeping curves that will demonstrate the fluidity of space.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 27 September, 2012