The Lonna Sauna is a new a public sauna located on the small island of Lonna in the archipelago just in front of the city center of Helsinki. It is part of the historical continuum of the tradition of public saunas in Finland. On the border between urban and nature, between the busy life of the city and the open landscapes on the sea, with views framing the silhouette of the city on one side and opening towards the sea on the other, the Lonna Sauna sits in the context of a group of old historical structures built during the Russian rule in the 19th century.
▼建筑坐落在地理位置优越的海岛上，the sauna house is placed among an extraordinary scenes
Lonna 岛曾经被军方占领，近期才面向公众开放。它旁边就是芬兰著名的世界遗产 Suomenlinna 岛。Lonna 岛上地标性的老建筑和岛上的自然环境都是优美别致的。距离城区仅仅一趟短途行船的距离，Lonna 岛为市民提供了放松身心享受自然和海洋的机会。Lonna 桑拿房更是岛上独特环境的一部分，它的存在使得人造建筑能够和自然之间构建一种对话关系。桑拿房中燃木炉提供了卓越的洗浴体验，让游客在造访桑拿浴室的同时还能够欣赏海景。
The Lonna island used to be occupied by the military and has only very recently been opened to the public. It is located right next to the larger Suomenlinna island which is a world heritage site. The old buildings on the Lonna island are landmarked and the nature on the island is delicate and special. Offering people a way to relax and enjoy the nature and the sea, just a short boat trip away from the city, the Lonna Sauna is part of the unique environment of the island where the man-made meets the natural and enters into dialogue with it. With its wood-burning stove it offers a great bathing experience. It allows the bathers to enjoy the view to the sea while relaxing in the warmth of the sauna.
▼新建的桑拿房位于一片历史建筑中，Lonna Sauna sits in the context of a group of old historical structures
▼桑拿房面向海景，the building is facing to the scenery of the sea
As the functions on the island change, so does the sauna culture in Finland. Public saunas were once lively places and numerous throughout the country, but today there is only a few of them left. However, in recent years, there has been a renewed interest in the tradition of public saunas and a number of new public sauna buildings have opened in various parts of the city in Helsinki. The unique natural features of the Lonna island create a special and authentic atmosphere adding a new aspect to the experience of an urban public sauna. It brings together the calming and peaceful experience of the sauna ritual and the social aspect of the public sauna as a gathering place for people. Located very close to the city center, the island is accessible only by boat. Water separates it from the boost of urban life, preserving its natural environment and making it the perfect location for tranquility, or a special place for a social gathering in the form of a lively party under the summer skies.
▼从岛的中心靠近建筑的入口，the access facing to the road
The compact 190 sqm building is built solely with natural materials with a sculptural pitched roof in zinc plate and a masterfully handcrafted wooden log structure, which is left visible and untreated. Furnished with wood-burning stoves it recreates the calm and almost sacred feeling of the traditional Finnish sauna, while placing it in a new, contemporary architectural frame. The skillful use of larch in the furnishings and the large windows opening on to the archipelago create strong contemporary interiors. The terrace is directly accessible from the sauna rooms and from the outdoor shower space bridging the sauna with the seashore.
▼建筑直接与海滨相连，the site is connected to the seashore
▼内部的现代风格空间，the contemporary interior
Lonna 桑拿房在 2017 年 5 月向公众开放，该建筑是由芬兰理事会管理机构委托建造的。
The Lonna Sauna was officially opened to the public in May 2017. The building is commissioned by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna.
▼海岛上的桑拿房全景，overview of the Lonna Sauna
place: Helsinki, Finland
client: Governing Body of Suomenlinna / Tiina Koskenniemi
user: Fregatti Oy / Ville Wäänänen
year: 2014 – 2016
size: 190 sqm
architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
project architect: Teemu Leppälä (construction phase)
design team: Ransu Helenius, Juha Pakkala, Iida Hedberg
main contractor: Governing Body of Suomenlinna / Heikki Malinen