In the arctic climate, this social sculpture offers a place for warmth and reflection

Artist duo Bigert & Bergström have installed an egg-shaped sauna at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden. The town is undergoing a radical transformation so a mining company can extract more of the iron seam beneath it. Solar Egg has been made as a social sculpture offering warmth and reflection, where local people and visitors can meet.

The egg’s stainless golden mirror sheeting reflects its surroundings. Its interior wall panels and floor decking are made from pine, there is an aspen bench, and a wood-heated, heart-shaped sauna stove made out of iron and stone stands in the center.

Bigert & Bergström

Artist duo Bigert & Bergström have installed an egg-shaped sauna at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden. The town is undergoing a radical transformation so a mining company can extract more of the iron seam beneath it. Solar Egg has been made as a social sculpture offering warmth and reflection, where local people and visitors can meet.

The egg’s stainless golden mirror sheeting reflects its surroundings. Its interior wall panels and floor decking are made from pine, there is an aspen bench, and a wood-heated, heart-shaped sauna stove made out of iron and stone stands in the center.