For those at sea, the glazed sighting tower of Lootsi Chamber was to lead sailors safely to the land like a lighthouse. With the roof and walls being one, the concerthouse resembles a tiki, or a village church reaching for the heavenly heights. It is a landmark visible from far away. The tower grows organically from the main volume and forms a whole. The lawn covered slope with sole scattered boulders and a wooden terrace is planned in front of the concerthouse – as a cozy relaxed place to enjoy the scenery or simply chat prior to or after the show.
The project consisted of a concerthall, sighting tower and a museum all in honor of Bernhard Schmidt, a world-famous scientist who grew up here (inventor of the Schmidt telescope, Jaan Kross recounts his life in the novel Sailing Against the Wind: a Novel of Bernhard Schmidt).