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Architectural competition for multi-storey city centre car park continues with three works

Tartu City Government Press Release

multi-storey car park

11 September / The architectural competition jury for the City Centre multi-storey car park selected three works, with the key words Arkaad, Katus-Tänav, and Turuplats, which the jury believes to be the strongest among all entries in terms of architectural language and the most promising in terms of integration and functional performance in an urban environment.

The three teams are to submit further developed solutions by 8 October, in accordance with the jury’s proposals.

According to Tartu City Architect Tõnis Arjus, making a final selection from the works submitted to the unexpectedly popular competition proved to be quite difficult. ‘Even so, the jury reached a consensus view regarding the top three selections. The selected works are characterised by varied approaches, which are all compatible, in their own way, with the existing context.

The authors of the works selected for the second round must prepare a new comprehensive solution by 8 October, which resolves any encountered problems while also preserving the values of the solution. Based on this, a competition winner can be declared.

A record 29 works were submitted to the architectural competition, announced in May, to find the best solution for the multi-storey car park to be built on the plot at Vabaduse Avenue 6.

The purpose of the competition is to find architecture that is worthy of the Vabaduse Avenue 6 multi-storey car park and acceptable for use in the Old Town, while at the same time allowing for the number of parking spaces on streets to be cut and better conditions to be offered for moving about on foot and by bicycle. The ground floor of the multi-storey car park will be used as retail or service space, in order to connect the building to the surrounding city space.

More info: www.tartu.ee/et/vabaduse-pst-6-parkimismaja

Last changed 11.09.2019