The Estonian Association of Architects in co-operation with the Chancellery of the Riigikogu is organising a workshop for architecture students and young architects to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Riigikogu (Parliament) building.
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The architecture workshop held to mark the anniversary of the Riigikogu building will take place from 15 to 17 June 2022 at Toompea Castle in Tallinn. Young architects and architecture students from Estonia, Latvia and Ukraine can take part in the workshop.
The creative brief calls on workshop participants to come up with a future vision for the entire Toompea castle complex. The workshop is looking for an answer to the question: what is a well-functioning government building of the future like? We are looking for spatial reconceptualisations of one of the most important buildings in the Republic of Estonia. Among other things, it should be conceived as more engaged and public-facing, making more active use of the courtyards, the square in front of the castle and the Governor's Garden, as well as laying out possible ideas for additional wings.
Workshop participants will have free rein in terms of concepts and architecture. They are urged to come up with sweeping and ambitious ideas befitting the 100th anniversary of the Riigikogu building.
The final result is to be expressed in a professional format appropriate for display at an exhibition in the Riigikogu in September.
A prize of 1000 euros will be awarded to the best group work (team). There is a participation bonus of 100 euros for all the other participants.
Ralf Lõoke (Salto Architects), Estonia
Linda Krūmiņa and Miķelis Putrāms (MADE architects), Latvia
Volodymyr Ponomarenko and Yurii Parkhomenko (Ponomarenko Bureau), Ukraine
The working language of the workshop is English.
Registration is open until Tuesday, June 7th via Google Forms.
Specified conditions/creative brief can be found below.
Additional information: Kairi Rand, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The results of the workshop.