Vidago Palace Spa, Oporto Spa – Álvaro Siza Building Porto

Vidago Palace Spa Oporto, Porto Health, Portugal Building

Vidago Palace Spa : Oporto Building

Portuguese Architectural Project – design by Álvaro Siza, architect

2 May 2012

Vidago Palace Spa

Porto, Portugal

2012

Design: Álvaro Siza Vieira

Vidago Palace Spa
photo : Nelson Garrido

Vidago Palace Spa

In stark contrast to the main building’s Belle Epoque opulence, The Spa is a minimalist oasis of clean lines and white marble. Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, the modern, zen-like space has a distinctly calming quality.

Vidago Palace Spa
photo : Nelson Garrido

The spa building by Álvaro Siza moves away from his typical style of white-coloured designs to use a warm, pink colour reminiscent of Luis Barragán’s works in Mexico. This contrasts with a more typically white interior and feels successful, obviously working with the colour of the original building. Some architects would no doubt have decided on a contrast between old and new to articulate the differance.

The oddly angled window and the curiously proportioned ‘two-legged floating promontory’ however are less positive and appear a bit clumsy.

Adrian Welch, editor

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photos : Nelson Garrido

Vidago’s mineral water is key to The Spa’s character and is used in treatments. Vidago Palace Spa features 20 treatment rooms including hydrotherapy & couple suites, 15m indoor swimming pool, outdoor vitality pool, hammam with steam room, sauna & ice fountain, relaxation room, yoga area and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym.

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photos : Nelson Garrido

Vidago Palace Spa Porto images / information from Nelson Garrido

Location: Vidago Palace is located 1h10 minutes driving from Porto Airport and 40 minutes from Vila Real

Vidago Palace Spa
photo : Nelson Garrido

Contact Vidago Palace:
Tel : (351) 276 990 920
Fax : (351) 276 990 912
reservations@vidagopalace.com

Alvaro Siza


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Website: www.vidagopalace.com/spa

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