A magical urban installation is travelling through EstoniaPublished: 01.06.2016

Since October 2015, a container has been travelling through Estonia within the framework of the “Great Public Spaces’’ architectural programme, dedicated to Estonia’s centenary. The aim of the container is to present the programme’s winning projects in their future locations, attract attention and provoke discussion.

Foto: Maanus Masing/ Saarte Hääl

The installation was opened in Kuressaare on May 31 to showcase VAIP or “Carpet”, the winning entry in the Kuressaare architectural competition by Häli-Ann Tooms and Mari-Liis Männik. The project will be implemented in the upcoming years.

According to Kuressaare City Council project manager Simmo Kikkas, the winning project will breathe new life into the areas of the city centre that have been forgotten. The location of the installation in the square behind the market building is symbolic, because this area is meant to become more people-friendly and attractive in the future. The idea behind the architectural programme is to make public spaces a nice place to be, which in turn will attract more people and activity.

Great public spaces will be established or reconstructed as part of the Estonia 100 architectural programme in the following Estonian towns and cities: Põlva, Tõrva, Võru, Rapla, Kärdla, Valga, Rakvere, Viljandi, Narva, Pärnu, Kuressaare, Põltsamaa, Elva, Kuremäe and Tallinn.

Find out more about the programme here.

Based on material from “Saarte Hääl”

 

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