Asia SPA, Sihlcity ZH

Japanese wellness oasis in the hectic city

In the middle of Zurich’s urbane Sihlcity, a Japanese oasis was created: The Asia Spa offers five different saunas and steam baths, quiet zones, a meditation pool, and two «Onsen» pools. The architects and designers deliberately drew their inspiration from the Japanese aesthetic tradition. The rooms are generous, yet simple at the same time. They convey a sense of purity and calm from the first glimpse.

The utmost goal was to create a pleasing atmosphere of relaxation. Lines and shapes are clear, warm colors set a few selected accents. The lighting is pleasantly muted. On the lower level, Shoji screens create the impression of a Japanese tea house. Selected natural materials dominate. The entire spa and guest area is finished in dark grey clay plaster. In the beauty cabins, the finish is lighter, almost yellowish, a very friendly shade. The dressing area has dark hardwood floors, while the baths and Saunas are floored in Nero-Assoluto granite.

Contact person Dennis Matthiesen
Client Credit Suisse
General contractor Karl Steiner AG
Architect Itten+Brechbühl AG
Planning June 2006
Start of construction December 2006
Start of operation July 2007
Floor area 2200 m2
Construction volume 18 000 m3
Photos René Dürr, Zurich