Raffles Zorlu Center Spa – Istanbul, Turkey
Hotel, Spa / Turkey / HBA Atlanta / Completed in 2014
HBA's design for the Raffles Spa draws upon Istanbul's richly layered history and the waters of the Bosphorus
the lifeblood and soul of the city that weaves together the Occidental and Oriental worlds. Throughout the space the concept of flowing water creates a harmonious ambience: whether it's a chandelier made from swirls of glass that emulate the currents of the Bosphorus; pendant “bubble” lights hung from the ceiling like droplets of water; or a water sculpture featuring lotus plants as a link to the lotus flower, the Raffles Spa icon, each one is a symbol of calm in the serenity of the spa.