The mission project “Good public space” jointly kicked-off by the Association of Estonian Architects and the organising team of “The Republic of Estonia 100” concerns the reconditioning of city centres, which should be one of the tasks of regional policy.
The initiators of the project see the reconditioning of city centres as a good opportunity to bring people together, increase their sense of community and make the living environment of small towns more attractive. Reconditioned centres will be turned into places for organising cultural events and spending leisure time and will give priority in traffic to pedestrians. By making the hearts of the cities a more philanthropic and pleasing living environment, it will be possible to enhance entrepreneurship and avoid dilution of cities.
Within the scope of the project architectural design contests will be organised and, as an outcome, the central squares of 15 small towns, main streets or their surroundings will be reorganised.
The public space solutions are planned to be completed at the latest by 2020 within the anniversary programme “Republic of Estonia 100”.
The opening forum of the programme was held on 11 June 2014 at the Museum of Estonian Architecture, where the programme was officially declared open.
Public architectural design contests started in autumn 2014 and will last until spring 2016. The conditions of the contests were prepared by experienced architects with architect’s qualification, who have also successfully participated in contests and several of whom have previous experience in compiling contest conditions.
Passed architectural competitions:
Introducing lecture in YouTube (27.05.15)
Introducing lecture in YouTube (4.11.15, Tallinn, Kuremäe, Põltsamaa)
1. Architectural competition for the reconstruction of the central square Narva and for the surrounding town space, begins in May 2016
All competitions language is Estonian, but these are open also for EU architects.
In 14.05.15 we opened the joint exhibition about the results of first six architectural competition of the program in the Museum of Estonian Architecture. The exhibition is opened until 14.06.15
See at www.avalikruum.ee
Kalle Vellevoog, Vice president of EAA, kalle (at) jvr.ee
Ingrid Mald-Villand, Managing director of EAA, ingrid (at) arhliit.ee
Kaire Pärnpuu, project manager, kaire (at) arhliit.ee