public sauna by mjölk architects
 
public sauna by mjölk architects public sauna by mjölk architects
sep 24, 2010

public sauna by mjölk architects

liberec, czech republic

 

 

czech architectural office mjölk architekti made a remarkable contribution to public space utilization in liberec, their city of residence. during the night right after their apperance at pecha kucha night prague the architects built a public sauna on a city dam. the sauna itself was built on an abandoned concrete platform, which is located only a few dozen meters away from a popular public beach and promenade.

no legal permit was issued and the entire happening was kept secret. the bank of the dam is in public ownership of the municipality; the abandoned concrete structure as well the dam itself is owned by the state administrator of watercourses of the labe river. neither of the authorities had any idea of what was about to happen.  the sauna is now accessible by a little rowing boat and it is operated from a nearby café, where keys and firewood are available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

sauna info: location: liberec, czech republic preparation: 5 days building time: 8 hours total cost: € 2.200 euro

 

mjölk architekti are: jan mach, pavel nalezenand jan vondrák

 

 

  • What a great idea! This is how architecture should work, for the enrichment of our surrounding. The world needs more of this kind of stuff!

    richie says:
  • Briliant!

    copernicus says:
  • utilitarian…

    jagrut says:
  • nice canoe

    roger says:
  • Way to go! A big “Thumbs Up” for the concept and its installation d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • great idea, ugly little sauna

    fhf says:

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