In this stunning photo shoot Fernando Guerra, of Últimas Reportagens, captures the Therme Vals, one of the most iconic works of the 2009 Pritzker Prize-winner Peter Zumthor. Built between 1993 and 1996, the building is part of the hotel complex in Vals. Constructed over a thermal spring, it serves the hotel guests, the local community and other visitors in search of the healing and relaxing properties of hot water. The design of the project arose from a restriction which prevented the construction of a building height that would damage the guests' views of the valley. This led to one of the main design features of the building, with a facade and half of the building buried in the hill blending with the topography of the valley, and a flat green roof that combines with the sloping hill to create a continuous lawn.
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