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The public sauna, Gothenburg
The public sauna in Frihamnen, Gothenburg, is created from recycled materials and highlights the change of the area, from an industrial port to a hip and up-and-coming area.
Photo credit: Peter Kvarnström/Göteborg & Co

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

The public sauna in Frihamnen, Gothenburg

The public sauna in Frihamnen, Gothenburg.

Photo: Anna Hållams