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The design contract for the Downtown Cultural Centre has been signed

Tartu City Government Press Release

Lepingu allkirjastamine Photo: Ove Maidla

30 October / On 30 October, the Tartu City Government signed a contract for services for the design of the Downtown Cultural Centre with the architectural offices of 3+1 Architects, which, together with Kino Landscape Architects, won the international architectural competition with its work ‘Paabel’.

The contract was signed at Tartu Town Hall by Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas and Markus Kaasik, partner of the architectural office Kolm Pluss Üks OÜ.

According to Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas, the signing of the design contract is another important step towards the completion of the Cultural Centre. ‘‘Paabel’ gives us an idea of what the Downtown Cultural Centre and outdoor space will look like, but now work on the details begins. Together with the architects, we will start to specify the exact location of the spaces, their size, the internal logic of the building, and the details of the outdoor space,’ the mayor explained.

The design works consist of four phases: draft project, preliminary building design documentation, basic project and the work project. Six months have been set aside to complete the draft project, 6 months for the preliminary building design documentation and 10 months for the basic project, plus time for coordination and expert opinions following each stage. The work project will be completed according to the construction schedule and the whole contract period will last until the completion of the Downtown Cultural Centre.

The cost of the design works is EUR 4,483,000 excluding VAT.

The Downtown Cultural Centre will house the Tartu City Library, the Tartu Art Museum, an Event Centre and other functions supporting the Cultural Centre, and will be surrounded by a vibrant and diverse park landscape. The building must form a coherent whole with the urban space along the Emajõgi River.

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