Estonia 100: Architectural Design Competition for Kuremäe Public SpaceFinished

The Union of Estonian Architects (EAL), in liaison with Illuka Rural Municipality Government, announces architectural design competition for Kuremäe public space.

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Kuremäe is a unique historic site of international importance – it is the home of the only operating Orthodox nunnery in Estonia. The Kuremäe architectural design competition is a unique and important contest that aims at giving a new look to the village’s public space, thereby contributing to the creation of a more comprehensive spatial identity of the whole region. The outcome of the competition is expected to be fulfilled under the Estonia 100 programme by 2020. 

“We welcome smart ideas and worthy solutions that would help to achieve a new quality environment for visitors and residents of Kuremäe," said Paul Kesküla, the Chairman of the Council of Illuka Rural Municipality.

To take part in the design contest, entrants must register in the Public Procurement Register at; reference number for the contest: 170516. The key architect of an entrant must have the necessary professional qualification of a Chartered Architect or Chartered Landscape Architect within the meaning of the Professions Act. The official language of the competition is Estonian.
Contest schedule:
Publication of the design contest notice: 18 January 2016.
Deadline for enquiries: 15 April 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Deadline for submission of entries: 29 April 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Assessment of entries: 2 to 20 May 2016.
Announcement of results: no later than on 27 May 2016.
A total prize fund of €12,500 will be awarded as follows:
Grand prize winner of the design contest: €4,500.
Runner up: €3,500.
Third place prize: €2,500.
Consolation prize: €1,500.
Selection board:
Paul Kesküla, Illuka Rural Municipality Government;
Oleg Kuznetsov, Illuka Rural Municipality Government;
Eduard Ventman, Illuka Rural Municipality Government;
Kalle Vellevoog, chartered architect - expert, level 8, EAL;
Katrin Koov, chartered architect, level 7, EAL;
Jiri Tintera, chartered architect, level 7, EAL;
Veljo Kaasik, Professor Emeritus, The Estonian Academy of Arts, EAL;
Monika Tinno, Illuka Rural Municipality Government (substitute member);
Jaak Huimerind, chartered architect - expert, level 8, EAL;
The competition is launched within the framework of the Estonia 100 architectural programme ''Great Public Space'', with the objective to reactivate, by the centennial of the Republic of Estonia, the public spaces, the main squares or high streets of the largest county centres; by organising and making urban spaces more attractive and convivial places that offer pleasant and safe environments, as well as opportunities for people of all ages to use the public space.

You can watch the programme introducing the competition here.
Contact: Eduard Ventman, planning and development specialist, Illuka Rural Municipality Government; phone: 5918 2186
Kalle Vellevoog, Vice-chairman of the Estonian Association of Architects; phone 506 7586

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