Staccato or legato?

Type: Competition entry / Educational

Location: Tampere, Finland

Year: Competition 2014


International Competition








Tampere Music Academy is located between the urban Pyynikintori square and small scaled garden/residential area of Pyynikki. The idea of the competition entry was to create an extension building that mediates between the urban city center and the Pyynikki area. When approaching from the Pyynikintori Square, the extension stands quietly next to the main building. Looking from the Pyynikki area, the extension shatters to smaller parts. The two higher masses create a garden auditorium for hanging around, studying and open-air concerts. The core space of the extension is the glass roofed lobby space between the old and the new parts of the building.


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