One of Helsinki’s special features is its location by a wide open sea. Yet few buildings in Helsinki make use of this quality as fully as Löyly, completed in 2016 in Helsinki’s Hernesaari district. The building is a mound clad in wooden lamellas that beautifully reflect the light thanks to their triangular profile. The surface will acquire grey patina overtime, so that, from a distance, it will look like one of the bare granite rocks emblematic of the coastline and many Helsinki parks.

  • Architectural design: Avanto Architects
  • Client: Hernesaaren Löyly Oy
  • Main contractor: Puupalvelu Jari Rajala and Rakennustoimisto Jussit Oy
  • Location: Hernesaari, Helsinki, Finland
  • Programme:  1 071 m2, outdoor terrace: approx. 1 800 m2
  • Year of completion: 2016