Mustamäe Maarja Magdaleena Church

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Year: 2013

Status: Competition: special mention

Size: 2300 m²

Program: Church, care center

Project team: Alver Architects (Andres Alver, Tarmo Laht, Sven Koppel, Ulla Saar, Indrek Rünkla)



The complex is comprised of two halves – the terrestial and the divine. The halves are represented by spaces for  sacral and profane functions. Inbetween the halves there is a glass-covered cross-shaped open space.

The facades have a pattern of leaf veins either in glass mosaic or print form.

The wall of the main hall can rise in full perimeter to allow for wider audiences to participate in the service for more festive occasions.