The public swimming pool „Obermaintherme“ in the bavarian city „Bad Staffelstein“ is Bavarias hottest and strongest saltwater loaded by its own 1600 m deep drilled spring.
More then 1.600 sqm water surface and more then 15.000 sqm sauna area invite to relaxing and recovering.
Within a larger retrofitting of some areas in the main bath hall, also the inside pool has been renewed. A new highlight has been designed with a Grotto in the shape of a salt crystal made with LUCEM translucent concrete: allowing to shine synchronized with the light in the water in different colors. This ambient lighting concept in combination with a special sound system in the Grotto and also the integrated massage jet nozzles in the water creates a wellness feeling for everybody inside this installation.
The former design of the interior pool was also fitted with a Grotto, but made with natural stone, covered with artifical palms. This design was very popular over decades, so the new design had to be a very special one.
Client: Zweckverband Thermalsolbad, Bad Staffelstein
Architect: KRIEGER Architekten | Ingenieure, Velbert
Steel construction: Lievens und Partner mbH, Aachen
Statics: B. Walter Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Aachen
Installation: Krummholz Stahl- und Metallbau, Coburg; efecto GmbH, Weitramsdorf
Material: LUCEM LINE white
Format: 120 cm x 60 x 2 cm
Surface: 140 sqm
Fixture: Stainless steel frame
Light: RGB-LED modules