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Paracelsus Bath- und spa house
Accommodation building, new building

klimaaktiv Gold with 909 Punkten


Located near the Mirabell Gardens, the new bath and spa building offers a view of Salzburg's city centre and the spa gardens.

The old spa was closed in November 2016, and demolition work began in 2017 to make way for the new building planned by Berger+Parkkinen Architects with the highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency in the centre of the old town. This is the largest single building project in the city of Salzburg this decade, a visionary project in the heart of the historic old town as an important element of modern urban life. The opening took place on 11 October 2019.

The usable floor space of 11,860 m² is divided into a public spa and commercial areas on the basement floors, an indoor swimming pool above, gastronomy and - on the top level - the sauna world with outdoor pool and terraces.

The project was the first indoor swimming pool in Austria to undergo a comprehensive sustainability analysis. The planning evaluation based on the submission planning resulted in a very good overall ranking in the ambitious klimaaktiv standard. This building standard, launched by the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT), stands for energy efficiency, ecological quality, comfort and high quality assurance in execution.

Project team

Building owner:  Stadtgemeinde Salzburg / KKTB Kongreß, Kurhaus & Tourismusbetriebe der Stadt Salzburg
Architecture:  Berger + Parkkinen Architekten ZT GmbH, Wien    
Building services:  Technisches Büro Herbst GmbH, Salzburg           
Building physics:  Ingenieurbüro Rothbacher GmbH, Zell am See
klimaaktiv / Building product management:  IBO GmbH, Wien      

Research period

October 2019 – October 2019

Funding Institutions

Stadtgemeinde Salzburg


© Maria Fellner, IBO GmbH