“Estonia’s 100 oaks” – a landscape architectural design competition for the representational park Finished

Tamsalu Rural Municipality Government in collaboration with the Union of Estonian Architects and the Government Office announced the landscape architectural design competition with an aim  to find a conceptual design for the establishment of Tamsalu Park of 100 oaks. It will also be the representational park of the project “Estonia’s 100 oaks” held within the framework of the 100th anniversary programme of the Republic of Estonia. The park is planned to be built with the support by the Government by 2018, at the latest.

On the initiative of the Government Office, it is planned establish oak forests of the Estonia’s 100 oaks all over Estonia by the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia – these include parks, alleys, or oak groves having hundred oaks. According to the initial plan, at least one oak forest will be planted in each county in cooperation with the school children and the local governments. For this purpose, at least one school and local government from each county has given their consent.
The 100 oak park of Tamsalu is planned to be designed and built as the representational park of the given programme. It is also the first of its kind. Tamsalu was chosen as the place for the representational park due to the magic of the name and its central location in Estonia. The park will be built with the support of Tamsalu Rural Municipality Government and the Government Office.

The following entities are welcomed to participate in the design competition of the 100 oak park of Tamsalu: legal persons who are located in Estonia, any other Member State of the European Union, other contracting country of the European Economic Area or a country that has joined the World Trade Organisation Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), as well as consortia formed by the above mentioned persons (joint participants). The deadline for the submission of the conceptual designs is 10 March 2015 at 16.00. The competition results will be disclosed on 27 March 2015.

Among other things, the conceptual design requests to highlight the various activity zones and usages of the park, plan the road network and the surface coatings, landscaping, lighting solutions, traffic and parking management, the planting plan of the jubilee oak forest, design for the shelter and outdoor stage of the “Kukeloss” located in the park, etc. Further information and the terms and conditions for participation in the landscape architectural competition are available in the register of the public procurements under the reference number 158527.

The competition projects will be assessed by the jury in the following composition: Toomas Uudeberg (Tamsalu Rural Municipality Government), Riho Tell (Tamsalu Rural Municipality Government), Kadri Klementi (architect, the Union of Estonian Architects), Oliver Alver (architect, the Union of Estonian Architects), Merle Karro-Kalberg (landscape architect, the Union of Estonian Architects, the member of the Estonian Association of Landscape Architects).
Alternate members are: Mati Tamm (Tamsalu Rural Municipality Government) and Kalle Vellevoog (the Union of Estonian Architects).

The amount of the prize fund is 6,000 euros of which the winner will receive 3,000 euros, the second place 2,000 euros and the third place 1,000 euros.
More information about the project of the oak parks is available here.
Additional information:
Toomas Uudeberg, Mayor of Tamsalu Municipality
E-mail: toomas.uudeberg@tamsalu.ee
Phone: +372 322 8430, +372 505 0992
Karin Bachmann, the Union of Estonian Architects, landscape architect
E-mail: karin@kinoline.ee
Phone: +372 53 48 7656


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