Baltic Film and Media School
2009, 1st prize
2010 – 2011
Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke
Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Pelle-Sten Viiburg, Kristiina Arusoo
Annual Architecture Award of the Architecture Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia 2012
Universities represent the city’s intelligence. Since the 2000s, Tallinn University has become an internationally recognised temple of knowledge by solidly extending, opening new departments and taking over smaller colleges, planning and erecting new buildings. Baltic Film and Media School of Tallinn University (known as BFM) is the most important centre of audiovisual media and needed a worthy building to express it. Hence, the keyword of the building is stage as the central character of film and media.
The Baltic Film and Media School design has achieved a reputation of the most contemporary film school in the region. For that, Salto was awarded with Annual Architecture Award of the Architecture Endowment of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia 2012. At the moment, Salto working on the next stages of TLU campus extensions and general site planning.
“The main facade that opens to the courtyard is solved as a grand black stage turning the rest of the school into a backstage machinery, a hub of technicians, directors and producers, who are all united by desire to regularly put their ideas on stage. ”