Breakwater Beach

Year 2019

Outdoor Furniture Design
Location - Merihaka, Helsinki
Co. w/ Tatu Laakso

Kulttuurisauna plot is located next to the brutalist housing area built in the 70s and 80s. It is a grass plot in the port of Merihaka that is one of the city’s public boat harbours. The plot holds a Japanese-Finnish public sauna called Kulttuurisaunu and a maintenance/ pickup dock.

In the summertime, the site is occupied by urban swimmers, hangouts, and passing by travelers. The spot has a unique atmosphere and has developed into a meeting point for locals and visitors.

We want to embrace that culturally rich urban plot by designing furniture that highlights the characteristics of the scenery and enhances its use.

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