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THE BIG THERMAL BATHS

Part 1

FOR THE NEW HABITATS IN THE DESERT,

POWERED BY THE MARINDUCTS,

the marine water aqueducts

 

 

by Michele Leonardi architect ©

 

... Don't worry, it's not a bomb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The water lifting plant,

equipped with a large waterfall and a large tank.

 

 

The functional program:

 

In this architectural research project the functions of the Great Baths of sea water are composed as follows:

 

1)  The arcades.

 

2) A water lifting system, equipped with a big waterfall and a large tank, cistern. The seawater cascade will only work at certain houres.

 

3) The thermal baths with Calidarium and Tepidarium, that is pools and sauna of hot water and lukewarm water, always fed by the Marinduct, the seawater aqueduct.  All the seawater baths are subdivided and distinguished on one side for men and on the other for women and children. This subdivision will be more or less strict depending on the country in which they are carried out.

 

4) A building with hanging pools, that is the Frigidarium, that is with cold water. The frigidarium is composed of a large swimming pool and some suspended pools.

 

5) The outdoor swimming pools and water games, as well as the channels for moving spare water to the salt evaporation pond.

 

6) The salt evaporation pond, addressed to the chemical industry (production of chlorine compounds, etc.), not for food use, due to obvious hygienic reasons.

 

 

 

In the various plants and buildings of the spa the water will be recycled several times, while the water exchange will be guaranteed by the vents, which will convey a certain percentage of water towards the salt canals for the salt pond supply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Le programme

 

fonctionnel

 

Dans ce projet de recherche architecturale les fonctions des Grands Bains d’eau de mer sont composées comme de suite:

 

1)  Les arcades.

 

2)  Une installation de levage de l'eau, équipé d'une grande cascade et d'un grand réservoir.  La cascade d'eau de mer ne fonctionnera qu'à certaines heures.

 

3)   Les thermes avec Caldarium et Tepidarium, c'est-à-dire des bassins et des sauna d'eau chaude et d'eau tiède, toujours alimentés par le Marinduct, l'aqueduc d'eau de mer.  Toutes les thermes seront divisées et distinguées d’un côté pour les hommes et de l’autre pour les femmes et les enfants.  Cette subdivision sera plus ou moins stricte en fonction du pays dans lequel la station thermale sera construite.

 

4)  Un bâtiment avec des piscines suspendues, c’est-à-dire les thermes du Frigidarium, c’est-à-dire à l’eau froide, comme dans toute piscine. Le frigidarium est composé d'une grande piscine et par des piscines suspendues.

 

5)  Les piscines et les jeux d’eau en plein air, ainsi que des canaux permettant d’évacuer l’eau de rechange en direction des marais.

 

6)  Les marais pour la production de sel adressé à l'industrie chimique (production de composés de chlore, etc.), non pour l'usage alimentaire, à cause d'évidentes raisons d'hygiène.

 

 

Dans les différentes installations et bâtiments de la station thermale l'eau sera recyclée plusieurs fois, tandis que le renouvellement de l'eau sera garanti par des soupirails, qui éloigneront un certain pourcentage d'eau vers les canaux salés et après en direction des marais.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thermal baths with Calidarium and Tepidarium,

 that is pools and sauna of hot and lukewarm seawater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

all rights reserved © Michele Leonardi architect

 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is online since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi, Ahmed Elgazzar, and last but not least the kind Staff of 1&1. M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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