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The Urban Spa

When you travel around the world with your kids, you always have to warn them not to fall inside the fountains…

In this case it would be not necessary.

The Mexican city of Chihuahua has built a public spa for local residents in a disused park fountain. Students from the Institute of Architecture and Design Chihuahua have designed and built it using scaffolding, wood and fabric.

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It is formed of a circle of nine towers constructed from metal scaffolding bars. Each of the towers is topped by a wooden canopy, composed of scaffolding boards, and is linked to the adjacent tower with a sheet of coloured fabric. A wooden walkway leads up to the fountain, and also encircles and gives access to the central water source.

You can relax in The Urban Spa until the end of September in Chihuahua’s central Urueta Park, as a part of the annual Taller del Desierto Workshop.

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