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Red Gold
Vanzone con San Carlo - first prize
Near to Mount Rose (4634 m.a.s.l.), in Vanzone con San Carlo there is a natural source of unique thermal water. This water contains the highest number of minerals in the world. To develop this potential tourist attraction, the small municipality created an open competition to develop a building with thermal baths and homeopathic facilities. For this reason the building has to be a landmark for the valley and the whole region. The design does not follow the morphology of the ground. Instead, it projects out from the mountain with sharp geometries. Above all of it, the roof becomes a grassy public square with reflecting pools that serves as a meeting spot for visitors and citizens. A small city in a small village.