The construction methodologies of Abingdon spa focused on a Hi-Tech exterior combined with a material driven interior, where the design of each room creates unique experiences based on their intended use.
the primary goal of the spa was to address numerous carbon-zero challenges and provide a future proof design for interchangeable room configurations should the rooms want to be changed for a variety of specific reasons. This combination of efficiency and customisable prefab rooms allow the spa to adjust itself to the changing needs of its inhabitants, and in doing so, becomes a responsive architectural design. This is achieved by suspending the rooms on crane like structures, replaceable via access from the river.
When addressing the development of carbon zero efficiency the central core of the building, or 'engine room' takes hydrodynamic energy from the near by weir. The currents of the water also provide for the reverse osmosis water filtration devises used to clean and circulate the water around the spa. These mechanisms, in combination with the robotic walking machines that track up and down the river collect enough energy to provide the electrical pumping and heating systems required for the spa to operate all year round.