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Therme Group’s vision is to create the world’s most advanced wellbeing resorts. Discover the origins of Therme Group and its plans for global expansion to benefit cities throughout the world.

Therme ARC

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Connected Green Architecture for the Cities of Tomorrow

Therme Group’s architectural design process is led by Therme ARC, the in-house architecture practice that works with leading practices worldwide to deliver all Therme Group projects.

Therme Group recognises that delivering next-generation wellbeing resorts requires an interdisciplinary approach to planning and design.

Embodied in Therme Group’s proprietary BioTrue™ system of development, the principles of this approach are founded in material and structural biomimicry.

It brings together specialists from disciplines such as botany, materials science, engineering, philosophy and psychology.

For Therme Group, this is fundamental to the complex process of designing and delivering iconic projects across the world, which create a perfectly optimised wellbeing environment for all.

Leadership Team
Patricia Popescu
Head of Architecture

Patricia Popescu

Head of Architecture

Patricia Popescu is the Head of Architecture at Therme ARC, where her competence in architecture, design, and strategic planning has enabled her to expand and refine Therme Group’s practical expertise in how it builds its facilities.

Prior to joining Therme Group, Patricia ran a private architecture practice, where she gained experience across diverse areas including interior design, commercial, and urban planning.

Patricia is a graduate of the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest, holding an MArch. She is also a member of the Romanian Order of Architects.

Johannes Flügel
Head of Architecture, Therme ARC DE

Johannes Flügel

Head of Architecture, Therme ARC DE

Johannes Flügel is the Head of the Architecture Department at Therme ARC, where he is in charge of the design and execution planning of thermal spa facilities all over the world. This includes leading the team of the architects of Therme ARC GmbH in Markdorf.

Prior to joining Therme ARC, Johannes worked at the Architekturbüro WUND, Friedrichshafen, where he was engaged among other projects in the design and realization of several large spas in Germany.

Johannes holds a diploma in architecture from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and is a member of the German Chamber of Architects.

Peter Häusler
Architect and Engineer

Peter Häusler

Architect and Engineer

Peter Häusler has dedicated almost his entire professional life to building and sustaining the WUND Group of Companies, i.e. the Wund Therme Group. He is now in the project development of THERME facilities.

His extensive background includes studies of Architecture in Germany and California, USA, senior management positions in various companies of the Wund group, the project development of the Thermal Spa Munich-Erding and several years as general manager of the operating company for the initial four years.

Parallel to full-time work, he received his MBA in International Real Estate Management in 2011.

Walter Klas
Head of Interior Design

Walter Klas

Head of Interior Design

Walter Klas is a master craftsman with a diploma in interior design. After several years as managing director and project manager in a large carpentry company he entered advanced training in interior design at the State Centre of Distance Studies in Darmstadt, Germany and graduated with a diploma. In 2012 he joined the Wund Group as Director of Interior Design.

In this function he was responsible for the interior design of the new large thermal spa projects and hotels in the Black Forest Titisee Neustadt, in Bad Wörishofen and Sinsheim, in Erding near Munich and Euskirchen near Cologne. He joined Therme ARC in 2018 in the function “Head of Interior Design”.

Zoia Bafani
Head of Planning Division

Zoia Bafani

Head of Planning Division

In her function as Head of Planning, Zoia is responsible for identifying trends and drivers that influence and affect the business strategy, creating graphic and narrative reports of the projects, analyzing the impacts of our buildings on both the urban and natural environments and sets them in the particular context of the region.

Her engagement with Therme Group extends from BIM implementation to concept and design through space planning, scheduling, budget planning for various projects. She is involved in coordination of projects with third parties in the development of preliminary and final design.

Her previous experience includes such projects as office buildings – IBM Romania, BCR ERSTE Bank, Mercedes offices, Timpuri Noi Offices, retail and residential buildings and restoration projects in Bucharest, where she participated in concept design, permit process, and coordinating and supervising contractors on site.

Zoia holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Spiru Haret University, in Bucharest Romania. She is also a member of the Romanian Order of Architects.

Ana Ivan
Architect

Ana Ivan

Architect

Ana Ivan works as an architect at Therme Arc, where she uses her extensive experience in architectural practice, as well as interior, stage and product design to further develop and expand Therme Group’s expertise in building new facilities. She is skilled in applying creativity to finding solutions for appealing, yet functional project developments.

Ana is a graduate of the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest, holding an M.Arch.