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Studio Apostoli designs Milanese wellness centre with a green onyx cave, gold features and mosaic details
POSTED 21 Apr 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
The three-layer 1,000sq m facility will form part of a boutique-hotel complex at the five-star Palazzo Bernasconi hotel
We’re already working in an integrated way with the support of all our collaborators, who are specialised in various disciplines
– Alberto Apostoli
Italian architecture studio Studio Apostoli is designing a luxury wellness centre in a restored twentieth-century Milanese palazzo, scheduled to open in 2021.

The three-layer 1,000sq m facility will part of a boutique-hotel complex at the five-star Palazzo Bernasconi hotel, a project developed and owned by Italian hotel group Cipriani, and shall be named ‘Palazzo del Sarto’.

Architect Alberto Apostoli has been commissioned by the client to develop the interior design and project manage the wellness area, which has been designed to emphasise the building’s history through a detailed bespoke project.

Studio Apostoli will use cedarwood, French red marble, onyx and mosaic, gold finishes and cashmere fabrics to recall the ancient destination of Palazzo Bernasconi.

The wellness centre will be divided into male and female facilities and re-converge in a relaxation area designed to look like a cave, decorated with green onyx. The experience will be designed to complete guests’ wellness journeys with a period of relaxation and will feature a saline pool and saline nebulizer.

Both separate-sex facilities will offer an ice waterfall, a large two-level sauna – which will offer Aufguss rituals and salt sauna therapy – two multi-sensory showers and a steambath.

The female area will also feature a large hammam used for scrubs and traditional Turkish bathing rituals.

Palazzo del Sarto will be spread across three floors and include nine treatment rooms, three of which will be reserved exclusively for hotel guests where people will be able to request ritual massages and experience a tank for mud and thalasso treatments.

The wellness centre will offer massages, physiotherapy treatments or non-surgical medical consultations, as well as salon and nail services.

The facility will also cater to fitness with a gym as well as cryotherapy room on the first level to aid recovery.

"We’re proud to be part of this group project and to have been involved in the development of the wellness areas of this new facility. We’re already working in an integrated way with the support of all our collaborators, who are specialised in various disciplines," said Apostoli.

According to Studio Apostoli, the inspiration arose from a careful reading of the historical or geographical context and resulted in a reinterpretation in an all-Italian key.

Apostoli told Spa Business that: “The aesthetic language that we’ve created comes from a balance between geometric volumes and essential lines, enriched by refined materials and finishes”.

“The attitude is that of an haute couture wellness project with a plurality of sensory experiences with references to the world of fashion.”

Studio Apostoli has also been commissioned by Cipriani to create a 3,500sq m wellness centre for Cipriani Ocean resort, Club Residence and Casino in Uruguay, inspired by the concept of uncontaminated nature.

The facility will be a centred around a large statement staircase surrounded by a cascade of water, designed to look like it has eroded and smoothed the rock to create an oasis. The resort is scheduled to open in 2021.

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Studio Apostoli has also been commissioned by Cipriani to create a 3,500sq m wellness centre for Cipriani Ocean resort, Club Residence and Casino in Uruguay
Both separate-sex facilities will offer an ice waterfall, a large two-level sauna, two multi-sensory showers and a steambath
The wellness centre will be divided into male and female facilities
Studio Apostoli will use cedarwood, French red marble, onyx and mosaic, gold finishes and cashmere fabrics to recall the ancient destination of Palazzo Bernasconi
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Studio Apostoli designs Milanese wellness centre with a green onyx cave, gold features and mosaic details
POSTED 21 Apr 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
The three-layer 1,000sq m facility will form part of a boutique-hotel complex at the five-star Palazzo Bernasconi hotel
We’re already working in an integrated way with the support of all our collaborators, who are specialised in various disciplines
– Alberto Apostoli
Italian architecture studio Studio Apostoli is designing a luxury wellness centre in a restored twentieth-century Milanese palazzo, scheduled to open in 2021.

The three-layer 1,000sq m facility will part of a boutique-hotel complex at the five-star Palazzo Bernasconi hotel, a project developed and owned by Italian hotel group Cipriani, and shall be named ‘Palazzo del Sarto’.

Architect Alberto Apostoli has been commissioned by the client to develop the interior design and project manage the wellness area, which has been designed to emphasise the building’s history through a detailed bespoke project.

Studio Apostoli will use cedarwood, French red marble, onyx and mosaic, gold finishes and cashmere fabrics to recall the ancient destination of Palazzo Bernasconi.

The wellness centre will be divided into male and female facilities and re-converge in a relaxation area designed to look like a cave, decorated with green onyx. The experience will be designed to complete guests’ wellness journeys with a period of relaxation and will feature a saline pool and saline nebulizer.

Both separate-sex facilities will offer an ice waterfall, a large two-level sauna – which will offer Aufguss rituals and salt sauna therapy – two multi-sensory showers and a steambath.

The female area will also feature a large hammam used for scrubs and traditional Turkish bathing rituals.

Palazzo del Sarto will be spread across three floors and include nine treatment rooms, three of which will be reserved exclusively for hotel guests where people will be able to request ritual massages and experience a tank for mud and thalasso treatments.

The wellness centre will offer massages, physiotherapy treatments or non-surgical medical consultations, as well as salon and nail services.

The facility will also cater to fitness with a gym as well as cryotherapy room on the first level to aid recovery.

"We’re proud to be part of this group project and to have been involved in the development of the wellness areas of this new facility. We’re already working in an integrated way with the support of all our collaborators, who are specialised in various disciplines," said Apostoli.

According to Studio Apostoli, the inspiration arose from a careful reading of the historical or geographical context and resulted in a reinterpretation in an all-Italian key.

Apostoli told Spa Business that: “The aesthetic language that we’ve created comes from a balance between geometric volumes and essential lines, enriched by refined materials and finishes”.

“The attitude is that of an haute couture wellness project with a plurality of sensory experiences with references to the world of fashion.”

Studio Apostoli has also been commissioned by Cipriani to create a 3,500sq m wellness centre for Cipriani Ocean resort, Club Residence and Casino in Uruguay, inspired by the concept of uncontaminated nature.

The facility will be a centred around a large statement staircase surrounded by a cascade of water, designed to look like it has eroded and smoothed the rock to create an oasis. The resort is scheduled to open in 2021.

Sign up here to get the Spa Business and Spa Business insider weekly ezines and every issue of Spa Business and Spa Business insider magazines free on digital.
Studio Apostoli has also been commissioned by Cipriani to create a 3,500sq m wellness centre for Cipriani Ocean resort, Club Residence and Casino in Uruguay
Both separate-sex facilities will offer an ice waterfall, a large two-level sauna, two multi-sensory showers and a steambath
The wellness centre will be divided into male and female facilities
Studio Apostoli will use cedarwood, French red marble, onyx and mosaic, gold finishes and cashmere fabrics to recall the ancient destination of Palazzo Bernasconi
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Northern Lights to be recreated at Apostoli-designed Italian thermal spa


Architect Alberto Apostoli is designing a new four-level spa for the Formentin Hotel, which is set to open next year. A historic thermal hotel built in 1911, the Formentin Hotel is located in the centre of Abano Terme, an ancient thermal area located between Verona and Venice, where natural thermal water flows to the surface at 87°C, delivering about 300 litres of water per minute.
Temazcal, Kotatsu feature at new Apostoli-designed Italian spa


A new spa experience in Montegrotto Terme, Italy integrates spa treatments, ayurvedic medicine and fitness, along with traditional experiences from as far away as South America and Japan.
Cipriani to spend US$450m on revamp of Uruguayan mega-hotel


International hospitality brand Cipriani is spearheading a US$450m effort to convert the 1950s-era Hotel San Rafael in Punta del Este, Uruguay, into an expansive resort complex.
Flagship Nuxe spa opens in Italy


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