Urban Baden

- a public shower in praise of urban swimming

A fair use of terracotta, and copper has been used for pipelines over the centuries. They have proven to be resistant and cleansing, making sure water gets to our livings. Many cities of Europe are landlocked by natural swimming pools, such as in Zürich, Basel, Paris, Amsterdam or Venice.

Tubular structures made of connected parts in steel and stoneware outline the possible use of the abundent water we have at our disposal. Different lines create a visual language suggesting the water’s output and usage, some opening a collective space, others more intimate. A bow for steam, a raindrop shared shower, a fritz cooler spitting cold water, and a shower leak evoking the end of a water stream.


© Elsa Molinard, 2020