A Relaxing Enviroment

architects Dušan Končar, Alenka Dešman
project Hotel Balnea, Dolenjske toplice, Slovenia
written by Anja Koršič


In today’s world of speed, relaxing spaces have been given a prominent role. People look for places where they can relax, feel good and ‘charge their batteries’ in a relatively short time. Relaxation tourism is rediscovering the beneficial effects of thermal water, massage and various kinds of therapy which are offered by such centres and which have been known since antiquity. Body care is becoming important for a wide range of users. In recent years, more attention has been paid to the modern architecture of such centres, introducing the visitors to the world of relaxation.