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.



public sauna by mjölk architects



public sauna by mjölk architects



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