Building has begun on the big new Silvretta thermal baths in Ischgl. A superlative wellness centre with an event location and ice skating rink is under development in the middle of the town. If everything goes according to plan, within three years you won’t just be coming to Ischgl to ski. Well, that too, of course, but so much more besides: because in 2022 the Silvretta Thermal Baths will open.  This superlative thermal bath will offer 2 000 square metres of water areas, both indoors and outdoors. Alongside the heated external part, there will be a sauna area, massage and fitness zones. For the more active, an ice skating rink will wrap around the building. Event rooms for up to 650 people are planned for the ground floor. Ischgl is setting new standards for wellness with this project.
It is now three years since the architectural competition to design it, with the team from Wimreiter & Krieger convincing the jury. Their design was inspired by Ischgl’s landscape. Once completed, the building will resemble a cloud caught up in the valley, according to the architects. More than 60 million euro has been set aside for the construction, the largest single investment ever made by the Silvrettabahn AG cable car company.
The project is designed, however, to stand out for more than just its architecture. “We are foregoing fossil fuels. Instead, we’re drilling geothermal probes into the earth,” says architect Thomas Kalman. The first ground has already been broken, but building will only begin in earnest in the spring. And then it will only take two more years for Ischgl to provide a sensational swimming experience.