Kärdla City Pavilion

Kärdla City Pavilion

Architect
Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter
Location
Kärdla, Hiiu County, Estonia | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Pavilions
Tiit Veermae

Kärdla City Pavilion eller Kärdla Bouquet Park Pavilion

Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter as Architects

The new Kärdla City Pavilion located on Dagö Island just off the west coast of Estonia is one 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 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.

photo_credit 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 creating 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. 

photo_credit Tiit Veermae
Tiit Veermae

The layout of the pavilion is a built on the idea of Hortus Conclusus, the enclosed garden. It’s a concentrated space, a 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. 

photo_credit Tiit Veermae
Tiit Veermae

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

photo_credit 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 being covered with sheets of glass enhances the sensation of being covered in a semi transparent and delicate wooden fabric. 

photo_credit 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.

Caption
Caption
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media
25 Jun 2022 News
Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media

In Lviv, Radio Garage is a media art centre and an experimental gallery for temporary exhibitions wi... More

Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric
25 Jun 2022 News
Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric

Located in Prague’s Andel District, Manifesto Market Andel is an urban infill project activati... More

Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm
24 Jun 2022 News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm

An iconic 19th-century building next to Amsterdam Central Station, Droogbak has been transformed int... More

Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials
24 Jun 2022 News
Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials

House VD-B by Graux & Baeyens architecten is a renovated hacienda-style villa in Evergem, Belgiu... More

Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)
22 Jun 2022 News
Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)

In the heart of the historic city of Bruges, The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC) is a... More

Award-winning New Museum of Ethnography by NAPUR Architect opens in Budapest
22 Jun 2022 News
Award-winning New Museum of Ethnography by NAPUR Architect opens in Budapest

Designed by NAPUR Architect, the recently opened New Museum of Ethnography in Budapest is a purpose-... More

New Royal College of Art campus by Herzog & de Meuron unveiled in Battersea
22 Jun 2022 News
New Royal College of Art campus by Herzog & de Meuron unveiled in Battersea

The Royal College of Art unveiled its new campus in Battersea, London this past month.  With a... More

TAO’s Qingyijiang Road Elementary School explores a decentralized school system design that embraces equality, non-hierarchy, freedom, and diversity
21 Jun 2022 News
TAO’s Qingyijiang Road Elementary School explores a decentralized school system design that embraces equality, non-hierarchy, freedom, and diversity

The Qingyijiang Road Elementary School by TAO (Trace Architecture Office) explores a decentralized s... More