Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol

Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Colaborators : Horacio Schmidt, Nicole Labbé, Carlos Venegas, Hernán Fierro
  • Structural Engineering : Fernando del Sol, Enzo Valladares
  • Job Captains : Rubén Ossandón, Jean Paul Barthou
  • City : San Pedro de Atacama
  • Country : Chile
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Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol - Windows, Garden
© Guy Wenborne

Text description provided by the architects. This thermal river flows generously in a secluded valley, 30 miles from the small town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. In its long course, it creates many natural pools that have been used to bathe in since ancient times, as the two existing Inca houses prove.

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© Guy Wenborne

The landscape work intends to give splendour to the place, poetically. And make a sustainable use of the pools, possible.

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Floor Plan

Raised boardwalks treat the riverside grasses gently, and reveal the unique beauty of the river’s long winding course, and the pools within.

Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol - Forest
© Guy Wenborne

Two basic white concrete structures house all the facilities, and make the wild nature of the place, stand out.

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© Guy Wenborne

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Address:Río Puritama, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

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Cite: "Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol" 02 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/562474/puritama-thermal-bath-german-del-sol> ISSN 0719-8884

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