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Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol

  • 01:00 - 2 November, 2014
Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol
Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol, © Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

Courtesy of Felipe Camus © Guy Wenborne © Guy Wenborne Courtesy of Felipe Camus + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Río Puritama, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile
  • Area

    1190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Colaborators

    Horacio Schmidt, Nicole Labbé, Carlos Venegas, Hernán Fierro
  • Structural Engineering

    Fernando del Sol and Enzo Valladares
  • Building Contractor

    Salfa S.A
  • Job Captains

    Rubén Ossandón and Jean Paul Barthou
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Guy Wenborne
© 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.

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

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

Floor Plan
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.

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

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

© Guy Wenborne
© Guy Wenborne

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Cite: "Puritama Thermal Bath / Germán del Sol" 02 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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