Located in Moravske Toplice,
a spa town in north-eastern Slovenia, the new pool annex of
Spa Hotel Vivat (designed by the same architect) is connected
to the existing spa and hotel. The new pool is located to
the south of the existing large pool hall, with direct access
from existing pool area. It comprises a swimming pool, a jacuzzi
and a "black pool", which is located in a separate area. The
principal area is a combined swimming/relaxation space with
a matte ivory/sand floor surface, which brings the blue "pixelated"
pools to the forefront. The shimmering blue mosaic of the
pools is contrasted by the warm colour of the ceiling. Large
circular ceiling "windows" provide abundant natural light
during the day, while at night, the starry light grid reflects
in the water surface. Semi-opaque windows also provide natural
light while at the same time minimizing the contact with exterior.
A separate area houses the "black pool". This pool contains
unrefined dark thermal water, praised for its beneficial properties
for the health. The pool is finished in black mosaic to enhance
the effect. The new pool hall represents a quieter space,
a place to retreat to from the large pool hall, to relax and
enjoy the quiet atmosphere.