Status: Competition (2014)
Clasification: 1 prize
Types: Cultural, Cultural center, Dance center
The Arvo Pärt Centre was founded in 2010 by thehighly recognized and internationally respected Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, with the aim of preserving and studying his creative heritage. The new building will be built in a natural landscape located on a peninsula covered with a dense pine forest, 35 km from Tallinn.
The proposal is conceived as a sequence of interconnected public and private spaces below a large single roof. The program of uses includes the foundation’s archives, library, workshops, office rooms, as well as exhibition spaces and an auditorium for concerts, performances, conferences, and films. The project seeks a balance between the intimacy of Arvo Pärt’s musical compositions and the powerful beauty of the Estonian landscape.The radical decision of preserving all the pine trees, generates a dialogue between the unitary structure of the roof and the playful disposition of the courtyards, an interpretation of void and silence as the hidden protagonists of architecture and music.