Architect Rumiana Tiholova about Bankia Mineral Bath
Arch. Rumiana Tiholova about the Mineral Waters’ Bath House in Bankya
The Bankya’ s public bath house is waiting for her investor who will rescue her from a total destruction. Behind her closed doors and they have been closed for more than fifteen years lies 100 years old history of the contemporary Bulgarian Balneology.
The bath house was finalized in the year 1911 and was one of the most modern and largest buildings of its kind on the Balkans. Designed by Prof. Arch. Karl Hocheder from the Munich’s Technical University with the chief of the construction works on site the Bulgarian arch. Neno Neshev.
Our team had to accept the big responsibility and also the challenge to design a conceptual project with an idea of combining contemporary SPA functions with the history of a 19 th century Architecture.
An interview with arch. Rumiana Tiholova about restoration, conservation and new functions of the old baths in Bulgaria.