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Opening seminar of architecture competition for Tartu Downtown Cultural Centre

Tartu City Government Press Release

Kesklinn Photo: Maanus Kullamaa

9 January / On Monday, January 16, 2023 at 1 p.m. the opening seminar of the architecture competition for Tartu Downtown Cultural Centre will take place in the event centre of Hotel Lydia (Ülikooli Str 14, Tartu). At the seminar, the conditions of the competition will be introduced.

Prior to the seminar at 12:00, Tartu city architect Tõnis Arjus and his team will carry out guided tours of the competition site.

The seminar will be in Estonian with simultaneous interpretation into English and will also be broadcast live. Please register your attendance in advance at: www.tartu.ee/arhitektuurivoistluse_avaseminar

On January 2, 2023, the Tartu City Government and the Estonian Association of Architects have announced the international architecture competition for the Tartu Downtown Cultural Centre. The purpose of the single-stage architecture competition is to find the best architectural design for the building and outdoor space of the Tartu Downtown Cultural Centre.

Participants are invited to design a joint building for the Tartu Public Library, the Tartu Art Museum, an event centre and other spaces supporting it, as well as a biodiverse and varied park landscape and a human scale public space. The building must be suitable for the given location and milieu and create a whole with the urban space on the waterfront of the River Emajõgi.  
The prize fund is as follows: first place 60,000 euros, second place 40,000 euros, third place 20,000 euros and three special rewards of 10,000 euros each.  
The submission deadline is on May 5, 2023. Conditions of the competition and other materials are available on the competition’s web page at www.tartu.ee/en/downtown-cultural-centre-architectural-design-competition. Entries must be submitted via the Public Procurement Register.  

Additional information: Elo Kiivet, project manager of the Tartu Downtown Cultural Centre, [email protected]; +372 5656 9674.

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Last changed 09.01.2023