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Better Than Bottled Water

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It's like Disney Hall meets Superman's cave. A giant, luminous sculpture shaped like giant crystals. This is French architect Dominique Perrault's vision for the 'world's most beautiful hot springs spa' at San Pellegrino, Bergamo, Italy.

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Inspired by religious architecture, the design is made up of glass blocks emerging from a block of stone. Inside, the cubes will be filled with colored light.

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Water, appropriately enough for a spa town, is everywhere, cascading down walls and forming a multitude of pools.

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The resort will include a 7-star hotel, luxury residences and a fashion mall. It's a huge undertaking, aiming to attract visitors to San Pellegrino, the town more famous for exporting its waters.

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San Pellegrino has been known for its healing waters since at least 1509, when Leonardo da Vinci sampled its 'miraculous' powers.

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The complex is due to open sometime between 2011 and 2012. It looks pretty irresistible. Check out this video for more. RM

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