The Sauna in Frihamnen, Gothenburg
Cool down in the pool or heat up in the sauna in Frihamnen, Gothenburg, as you witness how the former industrial port is transformed into one of the hippest areas on the West Coast.
In the midst of the old containers and cranes of Frihamnen at Hisingen, across the city center at the opposite bank of river Göta älv, a whole new area is emerging. Jubileumsparken will be finished in 2021, but already features a public swimming pool and one of Sweden's most spectacular saunas. The sauna, created by German architect collective Raumlabor Berlin, is in large parts constructed from recycled material. The sauna’s rusty steel exterior is created completely by recycled material and the changing room walls are created using 12 000 recycled glass bottles.
Bastun i Frihamnen, Frihamnen 7, Gothenburg
One of Sweden's most spectacular saunas can be found in Frihamnen port in Gothenburg. It is a communal sauna built of resourced material. The sauna highlights the transformation of the area around Frihamnen - from an industrial port into a hip and social part of town. Photo: Anton Olin/imagebank.sweden.se