Löyly Helsinki is a stunning combination of the traditional Finnish Sauna culture and relaxing moments at a restaurant. The open wide terrace areas, direct view out to the sea and the beautiful architecture using mainly wood material gives this place a unique character.
Löyly is less than two kilometers away from the city centre but it still offers a landscape like in the outer archipelago. The plot is situated in a future coastal park that will be part of a broader “Helsinki park” connecting the capital city to the sea.
“You can swim in the sea and in the winter there is an “avanto”, the whole in the ice for winter swimming”. The terrace areas consist of 1510 sqm. + roof terrace 249 sqm. + look out terrace 58 sqm.
The interior architecture of the restaurant and the sauna lounge is by Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio. The interiors compliment the strong architectural character of the building. Soft, natural close tones and materials associate perfectly with the overall design of the place. Black concrete, light Scandinavian birch wood, blackened steel and wool represent the main materials used in the interiors.
“There are three different saunas that are all heated with wood: a continuously heated sauna, a once heated sauna (that is heated in the morning before the sauna is open and stays warm all evening) and a traditional smoke sauna – a true rarity in an urban sauna.”
Photos kuvio.com, Marc Goodwin / Archmospheres, Mikko Ryhänen / Joanna Laajisto Creative Studio