For almost 150 years, bathing in thermal springs has been an integral part of life in Werne. After a little more than 2 years of construction, The Solebad Werne was completed with a new salt water pool, sports pool, leisure pool and an outdoor open-air pool. The first thermal bath was opened in Werne in 1874. Now in 2019 , the city of Werne has the largest and most modern multigenerational bath in the region.
The building in its floor plan is subdivided into clearly visible multiple and staggered cubic structures. The barrier-free new building welcomes visitors in the building with natural light-flooded public areas as well as with atmospheric comfort in the more intimate areas. The three-part nature of the pool areas of the building (saltwater pool, family pool and sports pool) is easily identified by visitors because the different colors used in each pool area: orange for the saltwater area, green for the family area and blue for the sports area. This is further enhanced through the newly developed logos and wayfinding for the building. The saltwater pool, which can be used all year round, forms the focal point and heart of the facility. With its water surface of 560 sqm it is the largest salt water bath in the region. The family and sports pools contain attractions for young and old. In addition to the 25m sports pool with 5 lanes, a diving board and slide, there is a spacious toddler area with shallow pools that have various splash and play attractions. In addition to the cafe at the foyer, the gastronomy offers include a poolside catering. The saltwater gastronomy with a central fireplace and flexible seating entices bathers with fresh regional products. In the outdoor facilities of the existing outdoor pool area, a new toddler outdoor pool, which includes a shaded area, a kiosk, as well as generous sunbathing areas, and changing lockers have been added. The renovation of the 50m outdoor pool was carried out after the completion of the new building.
Fotos: Jochen Stüber, Werne Marketing/Nicole Friedrich, Solebad Werne, gmaxfotografie.de