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Löyly
Helsinki
2011-2016
1071 m2
Antero Vartia and Jasper Pääkkönen
Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio
kuvio.com, Marc Goodwin / archmospheres and Mikko Ryhänen

Hernesaari area is a former industrial area on the Helsinki sea shore that will be built into a residential area. New use is developed for the area already now while waiting for the future change. Traditional sauna is developed into an easy-going undulating building that is more part of the future coastal park than a conventional building. Interesting views open up to city centre and even to open sea between wooden lamellas. The whole building forms also an outdoor auditorium for the future marine sports centre's activities on the sea. Löyly offers foreign visitors a public all year round sauna experience - a must when visiting Finland.