The underlying architectural idea was to create a special and mysterious place in the urban space. By scattering the functions at the edges of the plot, a unique and unexpected open space is created in the middle – a Garden of Silence. The garden features a forest that seems to have grown there on its own. The surprisingly tranquil place allows you to take a break and engage in deeper contemplation right at the heart of the city while being surrounded by a building full of dance, music and life.
The building stands out for its functional complexity. It is not a regular school as it comprises also a concert hall, sports complex and dorms. There are four concert halls, also rehearsal halls and dance studios, sound studio complex, sports centre, special music classrooms, regular classrooms and a dormitory.
At first sight, MUBA appears to be a concert hall, massive and somewhat awe-inspiring – a dream to strive and work hard for. Entering the building, you see a public formal lobby with adjacent concert halls extending over three floors. The main staircase is continuously trailing between them across all floors. The Garden of Silence expands and rises in terraces with lush plant boxes and large seating decks on each level. This is where the recreational areas along the main staircase open: the library and café on the ground floor, the creative village on the second and third floor, and the living-room on the fourth floor.