TABULA – The Arvo Pärt Center in Estonia, Berlin
An exhibition describes the design and development of the Arvo Pärt Center, the cultural space dedicated to the great Estonian composer
A complex located in Laulasmaa, on a peninsula in the heart of the Estonian forest, 35 kilometers from Tallinn. The project was conceived by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, a firm founded in 1985 by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, with offices in Madrid and Berlin and winner of numerous international awards.
On a total area of 2,350 square meters, the building dedicated to the composer Arvo Pärt (one of the greatest living classical musicians, born in 1938, known for experiments in avant-garde and sacred music), will host the archive, a library, a 150-seat chamber hall, an exhibition area, a video hall, some classrooms, plus the staff offices.
The project, its origin and realization, is now described in a large exhibition organized in Berlin by the studio Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Through a multisensory path, accompanied by the musician’s symphonies (including the famous Tabula Rasa), visitors will become familiar with the unique architectural project, a geometric pattern originated in a repeated pentagonal form.
This structure intends to “interpret in architectural terms the creative legacy Arvo Pärt means to find a balance between the intimacy of his musical compositions and the powerful beauty of the Estonian landscape”.
The center will be completed in 2018, when Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary.
TABULA – The Arvo Pärt Center in Estonia
8 December 2017 – 16 January 2018
Aedes Architecture ForumBeate Engelhorn
Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Tel .: +49-30-282 70 15