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INTERNATIONAL OPEN ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION
FOR THE NEW ESTONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM BUILDING COMPLEX
The Estonian National Museum in cooperation
with the Ministry of Culture and the Union of Estonian
Architects announces an international architecture competition
for the new Estonian National Museum building complex.
The goal of the architecture competition is to achieve
the best architectural solution for the new Estonian National
Museum building complex, including planning of the grounds.
The future building site is in Tartu: the Raadi manor
and immediate surrounding area.
The Estonian National Museum was founded in 1909. The
museum's mission is the collection, preservation, research
and presentation of the culture and history of the Estonian
people, other Finno-Ugric nations, and minorities in Estonia.
The Estonian National Museum is currently housed in different
buildings in the city centre of Tartu. The new Estonian
National Museum building is to be a visitor-friendly and
attractive modern museum and cultural complex whose sphere
of influence will not be confined to Tartu, but rather
will extend to all of Estonia and its populace.
The competition begins on 22 June and ends on 10 November
2005. The results of the competition will be announced
in January 2006 when entries will go on display in the
Estonian National Museum Exhibition House.
The architecture competition is open to members of architects
associations or corresponding specialist or professional
associations in European Union member states. The languages
of the competition are Estonian and English.
The prize fund of 1,700,000 EEK (121405.75 EUR), will
be distributed as follows:
I prize 700,000 EEK (44728.34 EUR)
II prize 500,000 EEK (31948.88 EUR)
III prize 300,000 EEK (19169.33 EUR)
2 purchase awards, each 100,000 EEK (6389.78 EUR)
The competition jury is made up of Chairman Raivo
Palmaru (Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia);
and members Dominique Perrault (architect,
France), Winy Maas (architect, Netherlands), Andres
Alver (architect, Estonia), Rein Murula (architect,
Estonia), Jaanus Plaat (director of the Estonian
National Museum), Tiit Sild (Tartu city architect,
Estonia) and Peeter Mauer (Ministry of Culture,
advisor on museums).
The area of the competition encompasses the elongated
Raadi lake, to the north and northeast of which is situated
the Raadi manor complex. The main building, in ruins,
is under conservation. To the west, the area of competition
is bounded by a garden neighbourhood of private homes,
to the east and northeast by the Raadi airfield, to the
north by agricultural and vacant land.
Raadi Park is under environmental protection and so this
area must become a green belt that is freely accessible.
Proposals must be made regarding planning for the building-free
areas. The museum plans to make use of the building-free
area as a place for various open-air events.
Information on the architecture competition and its terms
and conditions is available on the competition homepage
There is a registration fee for the competition.
The international architecture competition, after the
completion of the Art Museum of Estonia, is the second
major public procurement in the area of culture in Estonia
and has great importance from the standpoint of research
and exhibition of the cultures of both Estonian and Finno-Ugric
The Estonian National Museum hopes that the museum will
be completed by 2009, which is the 100th anniversary of
the founding of the museum.
The organization of the architecture competition is being
financed by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
Agnes Aljas, Estonian National Museum project manager,
phone +372 7422040 or email@example.com
Anni Nool, Union of Estonian Architects project manager,
phone +372 6411 737 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pille Epner, Union of Estonian Architects project manager,
phone +372 6411 737 or email@example.com