Paving stones made of Lasa marble refine the newly designed courtyard

For the two halves of the newly designed inner courtyard of the former Luitpoldbad in the Bavarian State Spa, Bad Kissingen (Lower Franconia, Germany), Lasa Marmo supplied 2017 natural split paving stones in the format 8x8x8 cm for a total area of 2,000 m2.

Built between 1868 and 1871 and covering 120,000 m2 in neo-Renaissance architectural style, the spa and bath complex was the largest bath house in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. In 2012, the Free State of Bavaria, as the owner of the facility, decided together with the Bad Kissingen municipal administration to carry out a general refurbishment and to convert the historic infrastructure into a multifunctional and modern public authority centre. Following a Europe-wide invitation to tender, the Würzburg architectural office Grellmann, Kriebel, Teichmann was awarded the contract for the conversion planning of the listed building in 2013. Instead of the existing swimming pool, a spacious inner courtyard was created for open-air events. The snow-white paving stones enhance the newly designed open spaces and provide the events courtyard within the historic building, divided into two halves by a central aisle, with a correspondingly elegant and noble setting. The cobblestones were not only laid in the outdoor area but also under the central aisle. Since its opening in October 2017, music events such as the Kissinger Summer Music Festival have taken place regularly in the inner courtyard of the Bad Kissinger Luitpoldbad.

In July 2021, Bad Kissingen was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site "Great Spa Towns of Europe" together with ten other European cities. These spa towns from seven European countries represent a common heritage. The heyday of Lasa Marble and the heyday of these spa towns coincided in the same era, and so in world-famous spa towns such as Karlovy Vary / Carlsbad (Czech Republic), Baden-Baden (Germany) and Bad Kissingen (Germany) you will find buildings and squares that have been furnished with Lasa marble. We are proud that the marble from Lasa now enhances a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Project information

Bad Kissingen, Germany, 2017

Product: paving stones 8x8x8 cm

Volume: 2.000 m2

Surface: rough cleaved

Architect: Grellmann Kriebel Teichmann

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