“write a new chapter in the history of the city’s baths”.
The City of Bratislava, the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava
7 500 m²
Anna Bakhlina, Matthieu Boustany, Balogun Ola Davies
public bath, sauna, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, library, residential
The Grössling City Baths are a unique complex reflecting the “genetic code” of the city of Bratislava. Its walls and buildings can tell the story of all the historical changes, cultural transformations, different political regimes and architectural styles that have taken place in Slovakia over the past 100 years. By enhancing the built heritage and its spatial qualities - we offer a contemporary lifestyle that will make the baths one of the major new attractions of the capital. This building, once a symbol of “bourgeois comfort” in its origin, now opens its doors as a public space, wellness and cultural center.