Dax : Les Palombes Thermal baths

Enhanced forest
Reed garden
Landscape atmospheres
Water collection
Medicinal plants

Client:
SAEM 92

BASE
+ 5+ + 1AA

Saint Paul les Dax
Surface area / 2 ha
Budget / 23 M€
Project start / 2018

The enhanced forest is a garden made up of 5 different landscape atmospheres. From the light forest to the dune forest to the autumnal forest, this garden allows bathers to connect with nature after a session of treatments.

Individual sensory elements are scattered throughout the garden in micro-clearings, creating a rich and multi-sensory experience. These small open spaces in the undergrowth allows the visitor to detach and relax after their daily treatment.

The reed garden functions both as open-air rainwater drainage and a landscape feature, integrating and enhancing the presence of water in its various states. Rainwater harvesting at the edges creates a rich and diverse wetland edge landscape which can be seen from the thermal baths. Well-being also involves exploring the plant kingdom through the multiple therapeutic properties of medicinal plants.

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