Aixoni is one of the suburbs of Ano Glyfada. It is bordered west by Vouliagmeni Avenue and south by Ano Voula. This is an area with undulating landscape, as it is located on the southwest slope of Mount Hymettus, and with a fairly high value of land, due to the proximity to the mountain and the unobstructed view of the Saronic Gulf. Architecturally, it is related to the work of Pikionis during the 50's but also with the sculpture theater of Aixoni designed by the architect and sculptor Nella Golanda. Subsequently, in 2017, a Greek government gazette was published that delimits and identifies a thermal spring in the area.
In light of the above, the present work deals with the design of a thermal bath and hospitality facilities unit, which offers services to both visitors and guests of the hotel. It is a place of relaxation and hydrotherapy that one can visit for a few hours or a few days. The basic joined idea arose from the steep slope of the ground, the view and the orientation of the plot.
The synthesis consists of two main volumes, one of the hotel unit and a semi-cave one for the bath facilities. The dome of the bath facilities functions as a square for the area having a direct view of the city of Glyfada and the sea.
The reception level is at the level of the rooms, on the edge of the square. From there, guests can head to the accommodation area or to the baths. In the bath unit there are private and communal tanks with thermal water at different temperatures. Outside there is a large communal tank that is the center of the synthesis. In addition, massage rooms, a gym and a restaurant were designed in the volume of the baths. The volume of the hotel was divided into two zones, the main building and independent rooms on two floors. Downstairs, in the main building, there are the dining and ancillary areas.