Loyly by Avanto Architects

A waterfront sauna located in Helsinki, Finland.

Wooden slats and bleachers provide the multi-faceted volume of this waterfront sauna by Avanto Architects, allowing visitors to climb the roof for a better view of the sea or to lounge in the sun. Named Löyly, the coastal sauna is located in Hernesaari, a former industrial area of Helsinki that is currently being redeveloped to include housing and parkland. The building also houses a restaurant. As the area is also home to a cruise ship terminal, Helsinki-based Avanto Architects thought they could give tourists arriving in Hernesaari the opportunity to experience an authentic Finnish sauna.