#22 – Shipping Container Spas


The SOAK Urban Bathhouse Serves Up Indulgence in a Sustainable Way

The concept of the SOAK Urban Bathhouse proves that a luxurious lifestyle does not always need to have environmental repercussions. With the assistance of the Rebar studio, Nell Waters is proposing an eco-friendly spa complex for San Francisco that uses renewable resources in a very efficient and fabulous way.

First of all, the very building would be constructed from stacked cargo containers that are no longer needed for the shipping industry. They would enable the possibility of prefabricated pop-up health clubs around the city. Every SOAK Urban Bathhouse would be enhanced with cutting-edge facilities for rainwater collection, filtration and solar heating to supply the pools with warm and clean liquid. Grey water would also be recycled to keep the surrounding landscape hydrated and healthy.