This easy-going undulating building is located on the Helsinki seashore. It sits in a former industrial area called Hernesaari, Finland. Löyly is a public building project designed by Avanto Architects with 1071 m² of the gross floor area. Completed in 2016, this building offers foreign visitors a public all year round sauna experience.
Hernesaari area will be built into a residential area. A new use is also already developed for this area while waiting for future change. The development of the easy-going undulating building comes from the traditional sauna that is more part of the future coastal park landscape.
It is not a conventional building but it has awesome views open up to the city center and also the open sea between wooden lamellas. A huge outdoor auditorium can be formed by the whole building. This auditorium can be used for activities on the sea.
The use of chosen materials, unique shape, and the development make this building ables to offer a public all year round sauna experience for visitors. It is one of the best places that must when visiting Finland, a perfect building for friends and family to enjoy with stunning views of the sea.
Photography: kuvio.com, Marc Goodwin / Archmospheres.com, My Volvo Magazine Winter 2018/2019 Patrik Johäll