Vetta Nordic Spa

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Recreational Architecture
Firm LocationBarrie, Canada
Project locationOro Ontario
CompanyISM Architects
Lead ArchitectTero Malcolm

The site, buildings, pools and landscape is intended to provide the users with the feeling of being within a nordic village overseen by the traditional cathedral. This cathedral in particular is an homage to nature, with all the design elements within simplified and oriented to the natural world around, with the expansive glass of the main hall intended to draw people back outside. The main hall's roof wraps the east and west walls along a curved and rising ridge line, evocative of nordic folklore, and is a figurative combination of ship's hull and cathedral.