Designed by saucier + perrotte architectes, Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal is located in Montreal, Canada. Located in the heart of historic Old Montreal and facing the vibrant piers of Old Port, Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal is an urban spa whose purpose is to provide a thermal therapy experience that engages each of the body’s senses. The building, rebuilt half a century ago after extensive fire damage, has housed warehouse functions until recently when it was acquired by the new owners. The new spa is positioned at the ground/entrance level of the building. Included among the treatments offered are steam bath, sauna, a large heated pool for bathing, as well as massage therapies.
The formal parti of the project is derived from notions of physical contact between hot and cold — and more specifically, the naturally occurring phenomena that are associated with these conditions. White angular masses of glacial formations coupled with the porosity of volcanic rock recall a duality that is central to the experiential concept proposed by the Spa.