Sõmeru Community Centre


Sõmeru parish, Estonia


Sõmeru parish


2400 m2


2004, 1st prize



Competition team

Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke

Design team

Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Kristiina Arusoo, Margit Argus


Annual Award of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia 2010

Estonian National Culture Award 2010

Wooden Building of the Year in Estonia: Best facade 2010

Sõmeru Community Centre combines parish administration, library and a club with a hall. The interior and exterior are intermingled, creating a park-like structure – cosy gardens as concentrated pieces of nature offer a counterpart to sparse density of the surrounding environment. The community centre is single-storeyed, undulating roofline is a result of varying heights of the rooms.

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Foto: Martin Siplane
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“For its decoration and roof shape, the building has been compared to a waving field. And indeed, the concept of Sõmeru Community Centre stems from a metaphor of a hay field.”

Carl-Dag Lige, an architecture critic in Maja, 14.II.2011

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“What I dreamt and fantasised about a year or seven ago has now realised!”

Peep Vassiljev, governor of Sõmeru parish for Virumaa Teataja, 5.IX.2010