Methodist Church

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Architect

Künnapu & Padrik Architects

Location

Narva rd 51, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

4 533,1 m2

Status

Completed 2000

Photos

Martin Siplane, Ott Alver

Typology

Religion, Public

Tags

Public, Contemporary arhcitecture, Kadriorg, Religious, Tallinn

After the atheist policies of the Soviet Union, the beginning of the era of regained independence saw a marked rise in religious life and the building of a number of new churches. One of these was Tallinn Methodist Church, built upon a landmark location on the border of Kadriorg and the city centre. Vilen Künnapu opted for a somewhat deconstructed form, with tension between the curved main body and its angular tower. The tower encloses the entire main hall; the lower part houses a library, accommodations and auxiliary rooms. Besides religious ceremonies, the hall is often used for concerts as well.