Therme București is a unique building, both from a design and architectural point of view. The structural and architectural solutions employed in the project emphasize the concept of ambiance and provide a complex indoor experience.
In order to provide sufficient light for the exotic garden, and also provide a completely unique experience to visitors, three facades of the building are glass-fronted. The roof in the Palm area is retractable and the laminated wooden roof structure in the Galaxy area spans more than 50 meters, without the use of additional supporting posts.
Designed and made in Germany, the steel structure in the Palm area weighs 1,100 tons. Erecting this complex framework took a whole year.
The roof of The Palm area is a transparent colossus weighting 15 tons, covering some 900 square meters – the largest retractable roof ever constructed in a seismic zone. In terms of safety and stability, the whole structure is designed and built to withstand earthquakes over 9 degrees on the Richter scale. The rooftop glasses are kept together by special anti-hurricane foils, and the pivot system is telescopic, with a 30 cm balance.
The entire green area is 18,000 square meters, out of a total of 34,000 square meters. There are 1,200 trees planted inside the parking, which has 1,800 parking spots. Therme hosts, both inside and outside, the largest palm forest in Europe – 1,500 palm trees sourced from 6 countries, which remained more than 700 days for acclimatization before reaching their final destination in Romania.