Slovenian firm Enota designs a subterranean wellness resort in Turkey
Slovenia–based architecture firm Enota has unveiled its designs for the Tetusa Oasis Thermal Resort in Cesme, a well-known resort town in Turkey, off the Aegean Sea. The sprawling wellness and medical campus along the coast will feature low-rise structures alongside a spa, water park, hotel, preventative care center, eldercare facility, and other supportive programming.
Spread over an area of 630,000 sq ft, circular building blocks surround a tree-filled central atrium that will be deepened to maximise sun exposure to the most subterranean corners of the interiors. This follows the urban regulation which requires placing all the activities below the ground. Undulating rooftops respond to the sloping terrain as a means of obscuring the presence of the building, while highlighting the natural surroundings. Interior designs will vary atria-to-atria, and correspond with the programmes they will host. Visually separated on the ground level, the entire complex will be linked via underground channels.