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BALNEA spa - Le pavillon Ouest
West Pavillon
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DESIGNER
 
 
Blouin Tardif
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CONTEXT
 
Location
Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, Balnea spa, réserve thermale, Le pavillon Ouest, Bromont, Quebec, Canada
Relationship with the location
Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, Balnea spa, réserve thermale, Le pavillon Ouest, Bromont, Quebec, CanadaBALNEA has been offering guests a new way to enhance their spa experience. Designed and built by the acclaimed architectural firm of Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, the Pavillon Ouest – West Pavilion – includes a large terrace, hot tub and Turkish bath. The new pavilion adds capacity to the spa, while pursuing the exceptional facility’s mission: reinventing the art of relaxation through a fully immersive experience in the heart of nature.

Located in Bromont and overlooking a breathtakingly beautiful natural reserve, BALNEA has always showcased gorgeous avant-garde architecture together with its splendid site. Until recently, the spa’s views were mainly over Lac Gale, while the new pavilion is designed to enhance contact with nature and the surrounding forest.
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Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, Balnea spa, réserve thermale, Le pavillon Ouest, Bromont, Quebec, Canada
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DESCRIPTION
 
The large terrace and hot tub
Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, Balnea spa, réserve thermale, Le pavillon Ouest, Bromont, Quebec, CanadaWith a superb view of Lac Gale and the Appalachians, the enormous 1500 sq. ft. terrace features clean lines, along with textures and materials (including ipe wood) inspired by the most appealing trends. Its position lets guests enjoy the sun comfortably from afternoon to sunset. The terrace is naturally integrated into the environment, and leads bathers to the spectacular whirlpool bath.

The bath is designed for up to 25 bathers at a time – making it the spa’s largest. “We chose an infinity pool so that the surface of the water blends into the lake in the background and the mountains beyond, but also to hide activities going on elsewhere. Bathers are sheltered from the rest of the site and embraced by the warm water, giving them a sense of total privacy,” Laframboise says. In summer, the 30-foot bath is used as a relaxation pool, offering an exceptional thermal experience.
A sunbathed Turkish bath
Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, Balnea spa, réserve thermale, Le pavillon Ouest, Bromont, Quebec, CanadaNestled in a forest of majestic maples and other species, with a burbling stream providing the soundtrack, the new facility is a natural fit for the progression of the thermal experience.

Inside, the hammam’s eucalyptus vapours ease the deepest tensions. Soft natural light helps create a cozy, serene ambiance. Unlike most steam baths of this type, the space includes a large south-facing window, screened from prying eyes by smoked-glass panels. Guests enjoy as much light as possible, without sacrificing privacy.
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Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, Balnea spa, réserve thermale, Le pavillon Ouest, Bromont, Quebec, Canada
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POINTS OF VIEW
 
 
Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, Balnea spa, réserve thermale, Le pavillon Ouest, Bromont, Quebec, Canada“The siting of these facilities on the west side of the spa highlights an area that had been under-used. Previously, our restaurant and its outdoor terrace occupied the space. In 2014, we moved the restaurant and terrace to the east, near the reception area. Our long-term plan has been to offer our guests more access to this sunny part of the property, with that soothing yellow light that lingers at the end of late-winter days, and delivers softer warmth on long summer afternoons,” says Denis Laframboise, the spa’s president and co-owner.
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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, Balnea spa, réserve thermale, Le pavillon Ouest, Bromont, Quebec, CanadaBecause they are always working to minimize the reserve’s environmental footprint, the owners have opted for a sustainable approach to everything from materials to the mechanical equipment behind the new wellness space. “To minimize our impact on the local flora and fauna, the new structures were built off-site, with only final assembly done on-site,” Laframboise explains.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
Canada
Province
Quebec
Region
Montérégie
Town
Bromont
Address
319 Chemin du Lac Gale
 
 
Website
E-mail
info@balnea.ca
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for health and well-being
Spa buildings
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Operations on existing buildings
Extension, superelevation
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2014    
Realisation
2016 - 2018
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CLIENT
 
 
BALNEA spa + réserve thermale
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
Terrace area: mq. 140 (sq.ft. 1,500)
Hot tub: mq. 28 (sq.ft. 300)
Capacity
Whirlpool bath: 25 people
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STAFF
 
Project
Blouin Tardif
Architecture – Environnement
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Mathieu Lachapelle
Text edited by v2com newswire
Courtesy of BALNEA spa + réserve thermale | v2com newswire

Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, Balnea spa, réserve thermale, Le pavillon Ouest, Bromont, Quebec, Canada



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