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Augeo Art & Spa: Unique art and spa concept in Rimini

The key facts:

Type of project: Art exhibition and spa
Location: Rimini, Italy
Architecture and design: Yasmine Mahmoudieh
Special feature: Combination of art exhibition and spa
Dornbracht products: Vertical Shower, RainSky E, Tara. (Black matte surface)
Alape products: Dish basin (SB.K360.GS) and undermount basin (UB.O425)



Iserlohn/ Rimini.
Inspiration meets regeneration: the Augeo Art & Spa in Rimini offers an as yet unique combination of art exhibition and spa lounge. The extraordinary concept connects the inspirational atmosphere of a gallery with the relaxing atmosphere of an excellent spa, and does it in style. The merging of spiritual stimulation and physical relaxation promises a multisensory experience of an extraordinary variety, as do the experiential showers by Dornbracht, highlights of the new spa area.

Until recently, the Palazzo Spina, a magnificent 17th century building in the heart of Rimini, was home to the modern art center Augeo Art Space. Enriched with a new and innovative component, it was reopened as Augeo Art & Spa; today, visitors from around the world can not only discover international contemporary art here, but also immerse themselves in the world of an exclusive spa. The building interior bears the mark of renowned architect and designer Yasmine Mahmoudieh, who created a dreamlike, otherworldly scenery in the venerable old palazzo. Organically shaped, sculpture-like walls create flowing transitions and gently guide visitors through the space. “A stay at Augeo Art & Spa should feel like a visit to another world,” says the architect. Just a few hours suffice for a deep regeneration and recovery.

Augeo Art & Spa: relaxation in a historic setting
The new spa features two massage and treatment rooms, a gym, a sauna, a steam room, and a shower area complete with Dornbracht experiential showers. These use the transformative power of water in various selectable scenarios to generate a relaxing, balancing, or invigorating effect. The Vertical Shower combines special outlet points with different spray patterns: the Just Rain panel envelopes the body in large, pearly drops, the Water Sheet emits a clear, broad stream of water, and the two Water Bars stimulate the back with their powerful flows. The result is a deep sense of wellbeing that spreads through the body, releasing tension and relieving stress. The electronically controlled Just Rain panel also produces the feeling of being under the open sky: water, mist, colored light, and scent combine to create complex scenarios modeled on atmospheres in nature for a special water experience that literally washes away the stress of everyday life. In that spirit, Mahmoudieh designed the showers like surreal cocoons whose mosaic walls convey a sense of protection and safety.

Exclusive interior: fittings by Dornbracht
Augeo Art & Spa brings together two worlds: art and inspiration on the one hand, meditation and physical regeneration on the other. The spectacular interplay of brightness and darkness, light and shadow draws attention to this dichotomy. While the exhibition spaces sharpen the senses with their bright, open radiance, the spa area is plunged in a pleasant semi-darkness and lined with black stone slabs. Chic black accents abound in the bathrooms: sinks by Alape and fittings from Dornbracht’s Tara series serve as counterparts to the contrast-rich tiles, which feature a pattern of female silhouettes against a white background. The matte black version of the timeless design classic blends perfectly into the minimalist modern interior.
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_01 Inspiration and regeneration: the Augeo Art & Spa in Rimini combines art exhibition and spa lounge.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
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Augeo Art Spa_02 Atmosphere with history: the aura of the centuries-old palazzo is still palpable at Augeo Art & Spa, where parts of the historic masonry and baroque arches were deliberately preserved and showcased.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_03 Atmosphere with history: the aura of the centuries-old palazzo is still palpable at Augeo Art & Spa, where parts of the historic masonry and baroque arches were deliberately preserved and showcased.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_04 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_06 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_06 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_07 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_08 Dornbracht’s timelessly elegant Tara. series of fittings in matte black and glassed steel basins by Alape are featured in the bathrooms of the Augeo Art & Spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_09 Oval undermount basins by Alape and fittings from Dornbracht’s Tara. series stylishly complement an ensemble of tiles with a black-and-white pattern.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_10 Oval undermount basins by Alape and fittings from Dornbracht’s Tara. series stylishly complement an ensemble of tiles with a black-and-white pattern.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_11 Augeo Art & Spa features two treatment rooms where massages and cosmetic treatments are performed.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_12 Augeo Art & Spa features two treatment rooms where massages and cosmetic treatments are performed.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_13 Guests can stay fit using treadmills, elliptical machines, and more at the gym adjoining the spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa
Augeo Art Spa Dornbracht Tara Black
Augeo Art Spa_14 Guests can stay fit using treadmills, elliptical machines, and more at the gym adjoining the spa.
Photos: Riccardo Gallini
Copyrights: Augeo Art & Spa