Music academy in Vyborg
Best Project of Public Building or Facility
About the project
A multipurpose facility was to be located on a rather small extended site. The academy was designed as a group of uneven blocks. The academic block occupies almost a half of the total volume, and there is a concert hall in the middle, and near the famous Alvar Aalto Library there is a lobby, specially designed for holding minor events, with a sophisticated system of levels and stairs.
On the outside, the building is finished with lamellas of different length that resemble both a conventionalized piano and a sea shell. Local lighting with Aurora Borealis effect is to be installed. For the fine architectural concept, this project is often referred to as Waves of Sound behind the scenes.
Kepp Street 4, Vyborg, the Leningrad Region, Russia
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Applicant and authors
A.Len, architectural studio