Baltic Sea Art Park International Competition

Sponsor: Union of Estonia Architects

Type: Open, international

Location: Pärnu, Estonia

Languages: Estonian, English

Eligiblity: The participants of the competition can be teams in which at least one member is an architect with a right to engineer in the European Union.

Registration Deadline: 10 October 2013

Submission Deadline: 10 October 2013

The first prize – 5000 euros
The second prize – 3000 euros
The third prize – 2000 euros
Two promotion prizes – 1000 euros
  • Edward Lucie-Smith – art historian, England (Patron for the Foundation of the New Art Museum)
  • Toomas Kivimägi – the Mayor of Pärnu
  • Kim Utzon – architect, Denmark
  • Pekka Vapaavuori – architect, Finland
  • Ilmar Reepalu, – architect-urbanist, Sweden
  • Indrek Näkk – architect, representative of the Union of the Estonian Architects
  • Mark Soosaar – art director of the Museum of New Art, Pärnu
  • Jaak Huimerind – architect, representative of the Museum of New Art, Pärnu
  • Karri Tiigisoon – architect of the Town of Pärnu

Design Challenge: The Museum of New Art, in cooperation with the Union of Estonian Architects and Pärnu City Government, announced an international architectural competition 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 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.

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