2010 Portugal


Type of project: Open water facility Language: English, Spanish Download PDF Developed by: Criacoes Naturais Lda (Poca da Dona Beija) http://www.landezine.com/index.php/2015/10/natural-hot-springs-dona-beija-by-m-arquitectos/

Synthesis of the case study

Also known as Paradise Pools, Youth Pools or Well Water, Poca da Dona Beija is nowadays a complex of five different thermal areas with therapeutic benefits. An uncontrolled influx in the number of visitors led to an increased pressure on the natural resource, which resulted in conflicts of interest. In 2005, the Regional Secretary of the Environment and the Sea determined the urgency of a plan to intervene which resulted both in grater comfort and efficiency of the natural resource for visitors, who can enjoy two new pools, a tank and foot bath.

Contact information

Owner: Criacoes Naturais Lda (Poca da Dona Beija)

Address: Lomba Das Barracas, 9675-044 Furnas, Portugal

Email: criacoes_naturais@sapo.pt