• 2021 AWARDS

    An acknowledgement of talent and a commitment to innovation

    In 2021 the categories of the Piscina & Wellness Awards were structured upon three pillars: wellness, health and community. New and refurbishment work projects meeting one of these three demand-related needs were recognised in this manner. The Wellness Experience and the International Architecture Competition for Students were the other two competitions organised by the fair.

    01. Piscina & Wellness Barcelona Award Winners

    Most innovative connectivity-related product
    Neolysis 2 UV + Saline Electrolysis Astralpool - Fluidra
    For its useful Oled touch screen for monitoring the main parameters and the four output relays for managing other pool peripherals. This product can control all the functions via a mobile phone and it’s compatible with the home automation of the Fluidra pool platform.
    Most innovative sustainability-related product
    EPS Pools - Hydra System Pools
    For its benefits in terms of sustainability and usability. This modular system for the construction of swimming pools ensures a reduction in structural weight, energy savings in heated pools, rapid installation, ease of assembly in complex locations and unlimited customisation.
    Swimming pools mean wellness


    Zamá Fun Area - Bahía Príncipe Grand Tulum - Piñero Group
    For the creativity and imagination involved in creating a unique and distinctive environment for children and family leisure, recovering the history and experiencing the origins of the Mayan culture.
    Swimming pools mean wellness


    Punta Caliza Hotel - Macías Peredo Studio
    For its architecture, swimming pool and flooded corridors, which captivate travellers when they stay at this small design hotel located on Holbox Island in Mexico.

    Swimming pools mean health


    Alaïa Bay - Alaïa SA
    For becoming the first surfing pool in continental Europe (it’s located in the Swiss Alps and it offers a comprehensive and unique experience for all kinds of customers) and for being a tourist destination in itself.
    Swimming pools mean health


    Aquatic Therapy Unit - San José Foundation Hospital
    For housing an area intended exclusively for therapeutic use so as to provide an effective response in the field of the rehabilitation of neurological patients.
    Swimming pools unite communities
    Aquaticum Debrecen
    For creating a unique immersive 3D experience. Drawing inspiration from the natural environment and historical and social elements and creating an architectural concept focused on the life-giving aspect of water and the surrounding forest, as reflected in the spa’s horizontal and vertical surfaces.
    A special mention for the Fluidra Foundation and its President, Joan Planes
    For the work and innovative drive that Joan Planes, the President of the Fluidra Foundation and the founder of the company, has given to the sector throughout his widely renowned career.

    02. Wellness Experience Award Winners

    Best spa
    Aqva banys Romans - Thermal baths, Girona
    For its exclusive bathing circuit with three pools at different temperatures to evoke the Roman tradition in a place with 2,000 years of history. Visitors can complement the circuit with a massage and there’s also a hamman, a pediluvium and a halotherapy room.
    Best resort
    Las Caldas Villatermal - Asturia
    For the work and innovative drive that Joan Planes, the President of the Fluidra Foundation and the founder of the company, has given to the sector throughout his widely renowned career.
    Best thalassotherapy centre
    Thalasia Costa de Murcia Hotel & Spa
    For its use of natural seawater as a source of health and wellness applied to marine pools, the Thalasia marine circuit massage, the marine slime and the aquatic physiotherapy.

    03. Winners International Architecture Competition

    First prize
    Aquatic Sanctuary - Meiji University, Japan
    For perceiving the future of architecture as an element integrated into the natural world and its principles with the source of the existing building. As its name suggests, the area is intended to be a sanctuary, a place where water serves as a medium for generating new life.
    Second prize
    Barcelona Water Park - Zhejiang University of Technology - China
    For its creation of a unique place based on the ancient Roman baths, creating enclosed areas for people to gather in and corridors around the bathing areas, all of which are surrounded by walls that represent the shapes created by the waves of water.
    Third prize
    The flow - Chongqing University, China

    For seeking inspiration in the shapes that the drops of water create when they come together, split and collide and for capturing the above in a space that combines an outdoor park for enjoying the area around the Sagrada Familia and a sustainable underground spa that uses rainwater.