Steam of Life in Top 10 Installations of Year 2019

December 02, 2019

As the year 2019 is about to come to an end and the new decade just around the corner, Dezeen wraps it up by reviewing the highlights of the year.

Among their list of top 10 installations of year 2019, is our Steam of Life sauna pavilion in Burning Man.

Read the whole list here.

“We wanted to respond to the idea metamorphosis with our sauna. So, our pavilion is all about cleansing and renewal. At first, we were looking at an enfilade of spaces from refreshing shower rooms and washing areas to hotter spaces like the sauna itself. To take into account the high number of visitors to the sauna, the enfilade approach seemed impractical and we opted for a circulation route that goes around the building. This gives guests the opportunity to relive their bathing experience as part of what is intended to feel like a regenerative cycle. We also wanted the sauna pavilion to be a nurturing and relaxing space that provides shade and a sense of intimacy. All within the hustle and bustle of the sweltering expanses of the Playa.”

– Samppa Lappalainen, a Steam of Life team member and CEO of JKMM