Enjoy a Finnish bath between the geometric light and shadow: a giant sauna adjacent to the sea Löyly

The total population of Finland is 5.4 million, while the number of Finnish saunas is 3.3 million. In this figure, which is more than half of the total population, most of them are saunas in new communities, public saunas. The number is gradually decreasing, and only a few remain in business. In the face of such traditional problems, people began to pay attention to the importance of the social environment in the past, and began to plan a new public sauna, and Löyly is one of them.

 

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Not far from the city of Helsinki, but like an island with its own small world, away from the crowds in the downtown area, by Avanto Architects The designed Löyly sauna is located on the coast of Helsinki in a special shape. It blends into the coastline like a huge reef. The wave of the waves leaves a trace on the appearance of the wood. The accumulation of time is simple and its color is expected. It blends in with the grey coastline of Helsinki; the low-profile design is designed by the design team to take into account the vision of the new community in the rear, and hope that the beautiful seascape can be shared with more people. Before designing the sauna, the design team had made many proposals and changed investors. Löyly gradually formed after overcoming various difficulties.

 

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Löyly's exterior shed is like a brown cloak, protecting the building from the changing climate of the ocean; a total of 4,000 pieces of wood are precisely cut into units by computer and assembled into this warm skin – in addition to sheltering the wind and rain, The louver-like appearance also brings privacy to the interior, and is not disturbed by the pedestrians who come from the park. The direction of the louver turns into a ladder to the top. A beer, a good book, and a good friend can spend a lot of time here, let alone the sound of the waves coming from the foot when standing in the ceiling, and the bad mood. They have all been washed away.

 

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Compared to the bright outdoor, the interior is dark and cold, take off your shoes, pick up the locker keys and towels at the counter, and a dim walkway will lead you to the shower and start your new sauna experience! Different from the general public sauna, men and women must be used separately. They must be naked during use, but Löyly is different. Here you must wear a swimsuit and use the sauna for men and women. The purpose is to create another new communication method, regardless of gender. Foreigners who use and share together and have no naked baths need not worry.

 

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There are three types of saunas in the building: a continuously heated sauna, an on-heat sauna, a traditional smoke sauna, and a lounge where everyone can chat on the stove. In the cold winter, the sea next to it is the natural "Avanto" - like the Finns in the ground, steaming the sauna and jumping into the hole in the icy water (Avanto), very happy.

 

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Löyly also has a restaurant and bar, designed by Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio, which they call "soft minimalism" style, with black cement, birch, black iron and wool as the main material, and a dark base with light grey furniture. With the Nordic design style. The wood used from the building to the interior comes from a managed forest. The meals provided by the restaurant are also based on organic ingredients and fish that are continuously caught. The whole building is also Finland's first FSC-certified building. It not only brings vitality to the local area, but also contributes to environmental protection.

 

Image Source: Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio

 

Image Source: Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio

 

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Löyly means “vapor” in Finnish, hot stones are covered with ice water, white smoke and sizzling water, this is the Finnish sauna! Don't forget to experience the traditional sauna next time in Finland, just in Löyly!

 

Löyly Helsinki
Hernesaarenranta 4, 0015 Helsinki, Finland
Opening hours: Sun/ 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Mon-Wed/ 09:00 am-12:00 pm
Thu-Sat/ 09:00 am-02:00 am
T: +358-9-6128-6550

 

Images via Avanto Architects & Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio.

 

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