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 landscape than a conventional building. Interesting views open up to city centre and even to open sea between wooden lamellas. The whole building forms also a huge outdoor auditorium for the activities on the sea. Löyly offers foreign visitors a public all year round sauna experience – a must when visiting Finland.

Hernesaari, Helsinki
Design and construction
Gross floor area
1071 m²
Antero Vartia and
Jasper Pääkkönen
Interior design
Joanna Laajisto
Creative Studio
Marc Goodwin / Archmospheres.com
and My Volvo Magazine Winter 2018/2019 Patrik Johäll