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The winner of the Architectural and design Pavilion is selected

26.03.2018

The top prize for the architectural competition for a wooden architectural and design pavilion, initiated by the Estonian Centre of Architecture was awarded, among 34 participants, to the competition entry with the heading ‘‘Cutting Horizon‘‘ by Edouard Cabay (APPAREIL, Spain) in collaboration with Josep Alcover.
According to Raul Järg, the head of the Estonian Centre of Architecture and a member of the jury, ''Cutting Horizon'' was the best for its charming simplicity, versatile exhibition of wood, a discreet location plan, and flexible spatial planning. According to the preliminary plan, the wooden office building will be completed by summer 2019, in front of Museum of Estonian Architecture (Ahtri, 2 Tallinn).

The aim of the competition was to find a wooden event space and office building solution with internationally attractive architecture that would display the use of wood and provide a comprehensive design concept for the immediate surroundings. The competition entries were also expected to make maximum use of the advantages of the factory building solution and the temporal nature of the solution - the building has been planned to be erected on the plot in front of the Museum of the Estonian Architecture, after which it should be possible to transport it to a new location. At the same time, the aim of the competition was to find a representative reference building for Estonian wood producers.

The second prize was awarded to the entry with the heading 'Puukuup' (authors: Kaisa Lasner, Üllar Ambos, Ioannis Lykouras and Pille Noole, LÜNK arhitektid OÜ) and the third prize was awarded to the entry with the heading ‘‘Foorum‘‘ (authors: Paco-Ernest Ulman and Kaarel Künnap, Model Arhitektid). In addition, a special prize was awarded to the conceptual design ‘‘Black Mirror‘‘ (authors: Ott Ojamaa and Jüri Nigulas) and the conceptual design "ArhÕU" (" Villem Tomiste, Stuudio Tallinn OÜ) deserved a special mention..

The jury of the competition: Raul Järg (Director of the Estonian Centre of Architecture), Triin Ojari (Director of the Museum of the Estonian Architecture), Peeter Pere (architect), Karli Luik (architect), Endrik Mänd (Tallinn Chief Architect), Argo Saul (expert-representative of house manufacturers) and Timo Aarmaa (RKAS). 

All entries are displayed at the exhibition at the Museum of Estonian Architecture, which will remain open until 15 April.

The architectural competition for the Architectural and Design Pavilion was co-sponsored by katus.eu, Estonian Cultural Endowment, Riigi Kinnisvara AS and the Museum of Estonian Architecture.

More information:
Ragne Soosalu
ragne@arhitektuurikeskus.ee
Estonian Centre of Architecture
+372 58 371 984