TOKYO-2020 Architecture / Interiors

Requiem Pour Pianos

  • Prize
    Gold in Architecture/Interiors, Gold in Portfolio/Personal, 1st Place winner in Architecture
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Emre Kuheylan Emotional project that reveals the history of these mansions on pianos’ axis. They are like residents of these places left behind.

  • Photographer
    Romain Thiery
  • Photo Date

Romain Thiery, pianist and photographer, believes the piano to be, in his own words, « deeply rooted in the depths of our culture » and sought to explore the instrument from an original angle. He made his life’s mission to combine his two biggest passions and set out to find abandoned mansions around Europe where old pianos had been left behind. His modus operanti would be to scout buildings with abandoned and often broken pianos inside and document them, standing like derelict yet graceful centerpieces within equally derelict interiors, ravaged by the merciless passing of time.