Press release 22 March 2021

Art sauna to be built on shore of Serlachius Museums

Serlachius Museums’ diverse services will be further expanded when an art sauna rises in the vicinity of Art Museum Gösta. The sauna will be located behind the art museum’s new building in a beautiful lakeside setting. Construction work has begun in March 2021, and the sauna is scheduled to be completed in summer 2022.

The art sauna will be an architecturally unique building, blending elegantly into the landscape. It has been designed by the same trio of architects responsible for the internationally awarded extension of the art museum: Hector Mendoza, Mara Partida and Boris Bezan. Pekka Pakkanen is the Finnish architect partner in the project.

When completed, the building will be concealed in a slope descending towards the shore. Viewed from the museum park, the sauna will protrude only slightly above the terrain. A green roof will blend the building into its surroundings.On the shore side, extensive terrace and jetty areas will stretch in front of the sauna.

The structure can be called an art sauna on the basis of its architecture alone. The description will be further reinforced by the artworks of the building’s interior and exterior spaces.

In addition to the steam room, the building will have meeting areas for about thirty people and separate dressing rooms for men and women. The spacious steam room in the sauna will be round in shape. The interior design will feature wood and stone surfaces.

Sauna services will be planned in tandem with the construction work. The sauna may be enjoyed both by appointment and on public days. Groups may book a sauna evening with catering provided. During public sessions, anyone will be able to take a sauna for a small fee.

For further information, please contact:

Juha Roponen, CFO, tel. +358 50 355 5796,