Hanna Spring Spa Park reclaims the historical salt spring of Lampasas, Texas and creates a public space with the design of an engineered spring, a salt graduation spa, self-service overnight guest rooms.
The core concept of the design is to form a pilgrimage to the original spring source to rediscover and celebrate the wellness benefits of the salt spring. The pilgrimage is formed through three atmospheric spa areas - 'Inferno', 'Purgatory' and 'Paradise'- to provide a holistic spa-going experience. From the dark, narrow, and humid 'Inferno' to the expansive, open air ' Paradise', each spa areas allow the visitors to isolate themselves from the everyday environment by intensifying the sensory experience through various spatial qualities. Reimagining the function of salt graduation towers from producing salt to providing respiratory healing, brushwood graduation columns are strategically placed in the spa areas to aerate brine water channeled from the natural spring. Each spa areas function as gradual realms of filter. The tactile quality of the brushwood graduation columns creates a unique spatial experience in spa areas.
The original spring source will be enlarged to create a more accessible swimming area. A row of overnight guest rooms flanks the spring, capturing the scenic view of the spa park. As one circumnavigates the park on the prescribed path, one will be remedied in the mineral-rich and picturesque environment.