Arvo Pärt Centre & Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos – A Common Denominator

Arvo Pärt Centre & Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos – A Common Denominator


Coming on November 20, 2020

Available for pre-order


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

This book is many books. The first takes the reader on a journey throughout the spaces within the Arvo Pärt Centre. The second is a book of words. It reveals quotations from Arvo Pärt’s musical diaries. The third book embraces us with score elements turning into architecture elements. The fourth book is an architecture sketchbook. It contains a graphical description of the whole project from an architectural view. Plans, sections, elevations, structural schemes of the landscape project, the main building, and the tower and the chapel show technical details and proportions of the spaces. Finally, the fifth book provides a deeper view on the synthesis of the arts through the words of five authors: Michael Pärt, Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano, Kristina Kõrver, Nikita Andrejev and Covadonga Blasco Veganzones.

It’s beautiful and minimalistic design, specially finished with the architectural drawings on integrated transparent paper, make this book a truly unique object both in terms of content and manufactured book production.


Edited by

Michael Pärt

Texts by

Nikita Andrejev, Covadonga Blasco Veganzones, Kristina Kõrver, Michael Pärt, Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano.


English + Estonian, plus booklet with German + Spanish translations

Graphic design

Angelika Schneider

Photographs by

Roland Halbe, Tõnu Tunnel, Arne Maasik, Kaupo Kikkas, Birgit Püve, Priit Grepp, Kris Moor, Paco Ulman, Riho Kirss


28 x 28 cm

Page count

212 pages


Approx. 110 illustrations: photographs, scores by Arvo Pärt, and architectural drawings


Hardback, inserts with transparent paper, full cover, thread sewn, embossing and partial dustjacket

Pub date

September 2020



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