Wellness by the river – this slogan captures the central themes of the new Bad Ems Thermal Baths designed by 4a Architekten. On the one hand, it describes the spa’s idyllic location directly on the River Lahn, between the Kaiserbrücke bridge and the island south of the town centre; on the other hand, the Bad Ems Thermal Baths with their distinct character are dedicated to the health, rest, relaxation and well-being of their guests, providing a thermal pool landscape, a sauna park, a wellness gallery and a fitness panorama, and offering an all-round programme for mind and body.
The plan for the new thermal baths picks up on the defining elements of the natural environment. For example, one central and recurrent theme in the design are the river pebbles that can also be found along the banks of the Lahn. They are reflected in the shape of the individual building structures, the swimming pools and in the façade openings in various ways and the element of pebbles is also of central importance in the mural designs of the interior.