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Consolini Group opens new ayurvedic-style wellness centre in Italy
The Consolini Group has opened a new wellness centre at the Belfiore Park Hotel in Brenzone, on the Venetian side of Lake Garda in Italy, featuring an ‘ayurvedic’ style.
Named ‘Dhara Wellness,’ the new centre is spread along an entire floor of the hotel and is designed by Alberto Apostoli. The project aimed to create a balance between the classical elements of the spa by carefully studying spaces, forms, materials, colours and lights.
Design of Dhara Wellness has taken advantage of the local materials, the particularities of the location and a natural spring that was discovered during the construction. The entire space is resonant with a sensorial environment that is alive with every construction detail and material that was specially designed for it.
A characteristic horizontal element made with bamboo canes run along the entire floor leading to the spa. A socialising room which is neutral and contemporary in nature has also been featured. A final element is the large olive tree that was placed within the structure during the intervention, which belonged to the land adjacent to the Hotel.
The geometrical and emotional core of the spa is a basin of water that is constantly replenished by the natural spring whose waters are utilised almost as a lining as it flows directly onto the bare stone. Within the basin, there is a shower made from a particular local stone and a special Kneipp treatment composed by single pools that are also made in the local stone.
The sauna of the wellness centre is created entirely in stone and is characterised by a large glass partition for the unusual transfer to the basin of water. Alongside the sauna is a vapour bath, covered by a special mosaic in resin whose parts “digitally” recreate the intertwined branches of the lemon trees. The relax area is positioned at the end of the centre and offers a panoramic view of the lake.
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