Bad Schörgau – The Badl by Pedevilla Architects



Pedevilla Architects, in this project created for Bad Schörgau, interpret the centuries-old tradition of the “peasant bath” in the thermal establishment.


Customer: Bad Schörgau
Usable area: 400 m²
Design and implementation: 2016-2017

Bad Schörgau – The Badl, Pedevilla Architects, Photo: Gustav Willeit

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Bad Schörgau has a centuries-long tradition as a rural thermal bath, embedded in the living culture of the Sarentino mountain farmers.

The spa on the ground floor consists of an entrance area with the consultation and the rooms of the farmer’s bathroom, on the upper floor there are the treatment- and massage-rooms.

Perforated wooden portal with a tendril pattern characterized the entrance and it comes from the historical gable ornament of the original rural bath houses. The room has been completely lined with domestic larch wood, on the big wall near to the entrance the products are exhibited on hand-forged nails made of black steel.

A freely curved staircase connects the two floors. In fact the shape of the staircase and the flowing sequences of rooms refer to the theme of water. A relaxation room, lined as a freeform and with arolla pine shingles, completes the offer.

Bad Schörgau – The Badl, Pedevilla Architects, Photo: Gustav Willeit

The building materials are provided by nature: stone and wood – hard and durable on the one hand, warm and cozy on the other. The local Sarentino porphyry stone is used for the production of the floors and plaster surfaces. The domestic larch wood is used for doors, floors and furnishings. Traditional craftsmanship such as feather keel embroidery (peacock feathers) for the leather door handles establishes a direct link to the Sarentino culture.

Bad Schörgau – The Badl, Pedevilla Architects, Photo: Gustav Willeit