On 25 March, the Narva Museum Foundation and the Estonian Association of Architects announced an architecture competition to produce the best solution to the renovation of the buildings and grounds of Narva fortress. The main objective is to shape the area into a site with a modern museum, conference centre and venue for public events, capable of serving as a prestigious site on the national level as well as preserving and protecting the historical legacy of the region. The winning entries will be determined in July 2015.
In collaboration with the Union of Estonian Architects, the Arvo Pärt Centre has announced a two-stage competition for designing a building for the Arvo Pärt Centre in Laulasmaa, near Tallinn. The aim of the competition is to find the best architectural solution for the building, which will house the Arvo Pärt archive at its core.
The Museum of New Art, in cooperation with the Union of Estonian Architects and Pärnu City Government, announced an international architectural competition on 1 July, to establish the Baltic Sea Art Park in Pärnu. The objective of the competition is to find the best vision in terms of architecture and planning to further develop the art park of the Baltic Sea countries.
Viimsi Rural Municipality Government aims to establish one of the strongest educational networks among local municipalities (of Estonia) and thus has boldly started to implement the goal. The establishment of Viimsi Gymnasium insists on creating better conditions for hobby education as well, so that those who wish can access various opportunities to practice hobby activities of high quality. Thus the preparations for establishing Viimsi School for Young Talens have started. The objective of the school is to ensure synergy and collaboration between the schools and hobby education schools in Viimsi municipality.
Estonian Centre of Architecture is looking for a project to represent Estonia at the next international architecture exhibition in Venice in 2016. The first stage of the two-stage public international competition will close on 31 August 2015, with three proposals moving onto the second stage. The winner of the competition will be announced on 10 November 2015.
Tallinn Architecture Biennale is a new architecture forum that brings together theory and practice, young and experienced architects in order to arouse rich discussion over architecture, urban planning and landscape issues. First TAB concentrates on the hybrid issue of Landscape Urbanism. TAB Vision competition is addressed to students and young architects, landscape architects and planners who are welcome to shape future cities and make room for fresh ideas.
Riigi Kinnisvara AS, in cooperation with the Union of Estonian Architects and the Ministry of Education and Research, has launched an international two-stage design contest to find a solution for the new administrative building of the Tallinn Music High School, Ballet School and Georg Ots Music School.