Winning design for Valga town centre announcedPublished: 14.06.2016

The winning designs for the main square and the creation of a pedestrian street in Valga have been announced. The design competition is part of Estonia 100 architectural programme ‘Great Public Space’. The new main square should be completed by Christmas 2017.

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Valga is a town in southern Estonia. Until their separation in 1920, Valga and the town of Valka in northern Latvia were one town, but today they are twin towns. In the course of this year’s competition, the design for the area between Sõpruse Street in Valga and Raina Street in Valka, and Raja Street in Valga and Riia Street in Valka was selected. In the course of last year’s competition, the design for the main square was selected, which is close to Jaani kirik (St. John’s Church) and Sepa, Riia and Raja streets. Thus the entire area from Jaani kirik in Valga to Lugaži Church in Valka will be renovated.

The new main square is scheduled for completion by Christmas 2017 with the pedestrian street between Valga and Valka to follow by the end of 2018.

Click here for more information on the ‘Great Public Space’ architectural programme.

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