In arctic climates, the sauna has a powerful cultural significance as place for warmth and reflection. It’s the reason the artists Bigert & Bergström have created this egg-shaped version at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town, to highlight a serious local environmental issue.
Kiruna is currently being sacrificed so that a mining company can extract iron ore from beneath the town. The Solar Egg serves as a social sculpture where local people can meet and discuss these challenges.
The sculptural mobile sauna is fabricated from stainless steel sheeting, pine and aspen. In the centre of the egg stands the wood-heated, heart-shaped sauna stove made from iron and stone. Temperatures inside the egg hover between 75° and 85° Celsius.
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