Globally, urban migration is predicted to rise to an all-time high in the next twenty years.
With the inevitable densification, an incredible strain will be placed on the infrastructure of the city.
As a response to this Great Urban Migration, the considered typology would also need to act as a space of integration and initiation of the migrant into the city, allowing the migrant to be assimilated by the city and allowing the migrant to act as a citizen of the city.
The urban migrant (the person not belonging to the city) is seen as the spearhead for this Great Urban Migration.
To accommodate this movement, the typology of the classic bathhouse was identified as a space for social interaction spanning generations, economic and social classes, and secondly, developed to house an architecture of dignity and hygiene.
It is with this background that the typology of the bathhouse was decided on as an appropriate typology for a migrant threshold into the city.
The agnostic nature of the urban migrant and the social community found in the city is acknowledged and utilised to create social spaces of interaction between the migrant and the existing public realm of the city.
This encourages the migrant to be assimilated by the city or the migrant to explore the city through the act of ritualistic cleansing.