The design for Liepāja Thermal Bath and Hotel originates from a keen interest in the formal associations of the dome throughout architectural history, and more precisely, its role within the typology of the public bath.
Inaugurated in 1912, this is the only great luxury hotel in Montreal to have survived to the present day without changing vocation. Famous for its façades and its elegant Adam-style interiors, the building is one of the gems of Montreal architecture.
A Grade II listed building dating from 1923. Designed by Frank Verity and originally constructed as a 3000 seat cinema, the building was awarded the RIBA Award London Street Architecture Award for the best London facade.
Because Italy has a long history of earthquakes and sadly increasing in frequency, this design has been commissioned to contain and reduce the building’s destruction and fatality as a result of earthquakes in the western province near Naples.