The West-End Public Bath

Location : Oslo, Norway
Building type : Public bath, refurbishment
Client : City of Oslo, department of Parks and Leisure
Size : 400m²
Schedule : Finished 2000
Consultants : B-Consult as, Opak as
Primary architects : Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg


The main challenge of this refurbishment of a 1930s public Bath was to turn a single-sex wardrobe situation to a new two-sex solution inside the same spatial limits.
The narrow spaces of the showers and saunas are softened by curved shaping of plans and sections. While gentle towards usage and cleaning procedures, this also provides available space for hidden new ducts etc. in the corners.