Anssi Lassila is speaking about saunas at the London Festival of Architecture on June 8, 2021

The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. This year, the festival focuses on the theme of ‘care’. Presenting a lively and diverse programme of public events both in various destinations across London as well as online, it runs from 1-30 June, 2021.

During the pandemic, public interest in understanding health and physical resilience has exploded. Sauna bathing, outdoor swimming, cold water immersion and breathwork, are examples of activities that have attracted a lot of attention as activities with health improving potential.

In an event organized by the British Sauna Society, a panel of four architects, designers and writers will explore the relationship between our built environment and wellbeing. In a discussion under the title “New Architecture of Wellbeing – Sauna for the Rescue” renowned sauna architects and designers share their views and experience on the topic. The panel addresses questions regarding the potential of the role of architecture in supporting these age-old wellbeing rituals in the contemporary world.

  • Anssi Lassila
  • The Architecture of Saunas Today – Building on a Long Tradition
  • Panel Discussion
  • The New Architecture of Wellbeing – Sauna for the Rescue
  • June 8, 2021 at 18:30 (GMT+1)
  • London Architecture Festival – Online

Anssi Lassila of OOPEAA will be joined in the panel by Christie Pearson (CA), author of “The Architectures of Bathing – Body, Landscape, Art”, Jane Withers (UK), leading design consultant, curator, and writer Mikkel Aaland (US / NO), author of “Sweat” and TV series “Perfect Sweat”. The panel discussion is moderated by Wendy Liu and Mika Meskanen.

The panel discussion is held online. For more information on the event, see HERE.

The event is free. However, registration is required to attend. For tickets and booking, see HERE.

The London Festival of Architecture began in 2004, and has since grown to become the world’s largest annual architecture festival. The festival attracts a vast public audience – well over 800,000 people in 2019 – and a global media audience of millions.

For more information and the full program of the London Architecture Festival 2021, see HERE.