Wiesbaden is one of the oldest spa towns in Europe. The name of the city is derived from Wisabada, “the bathing place in the meadows.” At one time, Wiesbaden boasted 26 hot springs. As of 2008, fourteen of the springs are still flowing. It is also internationally famous for its architecture and climate. The Kurhaus is the spa house, and part of the ‘Kureck’ (spa corner) at the end of the main street.
For the new store in Wiesbaden OS ∆ OOS has used the main colours to be blue as a reference to the water from the hot springs that the city is so known for. With the famous Ace & Tate blue colour being on the ceiling you might feel being under water, just like the artwork from Leandro Erlich’s Swimming Pool. The warm pink orange colour refers to the skin and the Steni wall to the anti slip surfaces in bathing areas.
client: Ace & Tate
pictures by: Wouter van der Sar completion: March 2020 address: Langgasse 26, 65183 Wiesbaden, Germany