|Organizer:||Union of Estonia Architects|
|Submission deadline:||10.10.2013 16:00|
|Winners announcement date:||15.11.2013|
Baltic Sea Art Park will be built in Pärnu
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. The deadline for entries is 10 October 2013, and the winners shall be announced on 15 November 2013. The competition prize fund is EUR 12,000.
The Baltic Sea Art Park shall be located in the City of Pärnu, on the left shore of the Pärnu River, in the immediate proximity of the historical Suursild, the only car bridge in the city centre. According to initial plans, the folk art of sea countries and masterpieces of professional creators shall be exhibited. Ten countries located on the shores of our common sea are represented: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, along with autonomous Aland.
According to architect Jaak Huimerind’s idea, the pavilions should be ships or vessels and according to the competition terms the floating pavilions shall be built as mobile structures, so that they could be hauled to Talvesadam when it gets cold.
“We started to like the idea of pavilions going onto water because, as it is a theme park for Baltic Sea countries, the sea and river are perfect for this. If exhibition pavilions are mobile, they could be transported to Kihnu, Haapsalu, or even Riga, if necessary, thus providing additional value to the exhibition,” said Mark Soosaar, Head of the Museum of New Art, who has developed the idea of a Baltic Sea Art Park over a long period of time with like-minded people.
According to the current vision, the Baltic Sea Art Park will be established in two parts. An aboveground part with public buildings and an above-water part with ten national floating pavilions. During the vision competition, a spatial solution should be found for the park at the upper stream side of the Suursild, as well as the garages and the historical granite pier area, and the architectural sketch solution for the main building on dry land should be submitted together with a draft for one exhibition pavilion located on water.
Documents of the competition are downloadable from the list belowed, also from www.mona.ee
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NB! As there was a discrepancy between the terms of the competition in Estonian and English, the organising team has made the decision that the English version shall prevail as given on page 8 point 10, stating that all works shipped by mail or carrier must be posted latest by October 10th, 2013.
The organising team asks the participants who plan to send their submissions by mail or carrier to e-mail or fax a certificate from the postal service that it was handed over to the post by 10 October 2013 the latest, to the number +3726117434 or address info(at) arhliit.ee .
Questions-answers file can be downloaded from the list below!
Table of opening and qualification of entries (date 29.10.13) is downloaded to the list below! The jury will make its decision for 15.November.
The awarding ceremony will take place on December 11th 2013 at 16 pm in Tallinn, in the museum of architecture (www.arhitektuurimuuseum.ee ). The exhibition of all entries will also be opened there. The final ranking will be announced with opening the envelopes.
The awarded headwords - look at here