Located in the industrial harbour of Gothenburg, the public sauna was the first step in the area’s wider regeneration, celebrating the city's 400th anniversary in 2021. Designed in collaboration with the city’s residents, the sauna aims to revive urban public baths as a place for social gatherings and discussion. Corrugated rusting steel panels are chosen to preserve the memory of the dock’s industrial character, and inside, the sauna walls are clad in warm larch shingles. Barbara Kaucky & Susanne Tutsch, founders of ERECT architecture, talk to architect Jan Liesegang of Raumlabor and Jessica Segerlund, city planner at Älvstranden Utveckling for the development of Gothenburg. 


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