Arvo Pärt Centre & Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. A Common Denominator. Ühine Nimetaja

This book embodies a bridge between the dimensions of music, architecture and landscape. The music of Arvo Pärt, the architecture of Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano and the surrounding pine forest landscape in Laulasmaa, Estonia join together to form one fused entity.

The book takes the reader on a journey in which the APC building opens up through the eyes of nine photographers. These are Roland Halbe, Tõnu Tunnel, Arne Maasik, Paco Ulman, Birgit Püve, Kaupo Kikkas, Priit Grepp, Kris Moor and Riho Kirss. The book has more to offer than just eye-catching visuals of the building’s architecture. It also includes a sensitive dialogue between musical manuscripts and architectural drawings; quotes from the composer’s diaries at the beginning of each chapter create a symbolic bridge between Arvo Pärt’s work and Fuensanta Nieto’s and Enrique Sobejano’s architecture. Five essays (Michael Pärt, Enrique Sobejano, Fuensanta Nieto, Covadonga Blasco Veganzones, Kristina Kõrver and Nikita Andrejev) shed light on the intersection of music, architecture, nature and theology along this creative journey.

Minimalistic in design (Angelika Schneider), the architectural drawings are finished on integrated transparent paper, making this book an individual object both in terms of content as well as form.

Original title: Arvo Pärt Centre & Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. A Common Denominator. Ühine Nimetaja
Idea: Covadonga Blasco Veganzones, Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano, Michael Pärt
Editor: Michael Pärt
Designer: Angelika Schneider
Publisher: ArchiTangle
Printing house: DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg GmbH
© 2020 ArchiTangle GmbH, the Arvo Pärt Centre and the authors
Country: Germany
Released: 2020
Languages: English, Estonian
Pages: 196

The book is available from the Arvo Pärt Centre webshop.


Only beautiful thoughts. Triin Ojari’s interview with Enrique Sobejano, the architect of the Arvo Pärt Centre (20.01.2021)

Book Presentation (7.12.2020)

Attention! 6.-9. April, the Centre is closed to visitors. Happy Easter!