Public Sauna in Liberec | Mjölk architekti

• September 26, 2010

Mjölk architects built a sauna and presented it to their city

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 – which took place last Wednesday – 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.

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Public Sauna in Liberec, image © Tomas Tesar

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Public Sauna in Liberec, image © Tomas Tesar

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 Povodí Labe, state administrator of watercourses of the Labe river. Neither of the authorities had any idea of what was about to happen.

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Public Sauna in Liberec, image © Tomas Tesar

Mjölk architekti presented the sauna to city representatives at an opening ceremony, which took place last Thursday. The sauna opened to public completely free of charge. From now on, it is accessible by a little rowing boat and it is operated from a nearby café, where keys and firewood are available.

The meaning of this happening is to draw attention to limitless opportunities of cultivation of public space and life only through a simple idea and a little bit of enthusiasm and money.

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Public Sauna in Liberec, image © Tomas Tesar

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Public Sauna in Liberec, image © Tomas Tesa

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Public Sauna in Liberec - Floor plan, drawing courtesy Mjölk architekti

+ Project credits / data

Project: Public Sauna in Liberec
Design: Mjölk architekti
Location: Liberec, Czech republic
Preparation: 5 days
Building time: 8 hours
Total cost: 2.200 EUR

+ All images, drawings and description courtesy Mjölk architekti

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