„Bring live into the city“
OSA Ochs Schmidhuber Architekten chose Dagli Atelier d’architecture as a ‘godchild’ and issued the following challenge to the winner of multiple international architecture prizes:
"Bring life to the city! On the Nymphenburg Castle Canal, a boring space and covered by tourists and locals, public swimming baths should be created with a couple of swimming lanes. The starting point would be a small bath house with a bathing jetty and kiosk to get swimming trunks and, of course, beer."
Then Turkan Dagli designed a bath house, providing for temporary use of such facilities in summer months. This was in the full tradition of the year 1792 as Elector Karl Theodor opened the Nymphenburger Park for the public. The bath house is standing right in front of the baroque backdrop of the Nymphenburg Palace with its lush splendour. It takes up the typical features of baroque architecture and conceptually interprets the baroque trend to present the elements, aiming at peace and unity in an exaggerated way. With this intention, the trend is re-interpreted with lush textiles hangings from pastel pink velvet on the ceilings of the bathing pavilion. The dressing areas, with their soft shapes, are clothed with SMOOZY, the exceptionally luxurious shag with an extremely velvety feel. The smooth carpet made of incredibly elaborate yarn gives the interior its incomparable baroque luxurious charm.
We are really wowed by the sensuousness of this design! This re-interpretation makes you long for a fine and relaxing summer!