We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. We’d love to hear your feedback here.

Kärdla City Pavilion / Bornstein Lyckefors

Kärdla City Pavilion / Bornstein Lyckefors

© Tiit Veermae© Tiit Veermae© Tiit Veermae© Tiit Veermae+ 19

Kärdla, Estonia
  • Design Team : Andreas Lyckefors, Johan Olsson, Angelina Kjellén, Petr Herman, Johan Häggqvist, Martin Allik (Mareld), Oskar Ivarsson (Mareld)
  • Client : Hiiumaa Vallavalitsus (Hiiumaa Municipality Government)
  • City : Kärdla
  • Country : Estonia
More SpecsLess Specs
© Tiit Veermae
© Tiit Veermae

Text description provided by the architects. The new Kärdla City Pavilion located on Dagö Island just off the west coast of Estonia is one of several projects that was initiated to celebrate the nation’s declaration of independence 100-year anniversary. Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter along with Mareld Landscape won an open international competition to renew the city’s central square and create a new life in the city center with a new market hall and cultural center. Part of the competition project now constructed is the new city pavilion.

© Tiit Veermae
© Tiit Veermae

Kärdla being the only city on Dagö Island is characterised by urban sprawl. The project initiators wanted to concentrate public life around the central square adding a number of programs in order to reduce distances and create new flows in the city. The proposal by Bornstein Lyckefors and Mareld introduced a market pavilion including landscape architecture as an urban element to break down the size of the larger urban void. 

Concept
Concept

The layout of the pavilion is built on the idea of Hortus Conclusus, the enclosed garden. It’s a concentrated space, void, and container of space and landscape, a framework to relate to in the construction of the wider urban landscape. The walls surrounding the inside are serving only as a backdrop to the park. 

© Tiit Veermae
© Tiit Veermae

While the urban interior of the space is reduced from the program and left as a space for contemplation the exterior is filled with programs to activate the surrounding square. A former street market, an urban stage, and an info center now house the new pavilion. 

© Tiit Veermae
© Tiit Veermae

The structure is entirely built from wood with platforms walls and ceiling crossbars mounted together in a semi-transparent manner. Wooden pieces to create distance between the bars are placed in a pattern to resemble and pay tribute to patterns used in the former textile industry that was once the largest industry of Kärdla. The roof is covered with sheets of glass enhances the sensation of being covered in a semi-transparent and delicate wooden fabric.

© Tiit Veermae
© Tiit Veermae
© Tiit Veermae
© Tiit Veermae

Over time the wood will loose color and blend in with the street, the enclosed garden will get dense and green, the city might catch up and densify even further. In the end, left in the middle, a precious green space, the Kärdla Bouquet Park.

© Tiit Veermae
© Tiit Veermae

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:Kärdla, Hiiu County, Estonia

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Kärdla City Pavilion / Bornstein Lyckefors" 05 Nov 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/971405/kardla-city-pavilion-bornstein-lyckefors> ISSN 0719-8884
© Tiit Veermae

Kärdla 城市展馆 / Bornstein Lyckefors

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.