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Tartu begins reconstruction of Annelinna Upper Secondary School

Tartu City Government Press Release


5 June / The reconstruction of Tartu’s Annelinna Upper Secondary School will begin in the coming weeks, with the completely updated school building being ready by next summer. In addition to modern learning conditions, students will also be provided with excellent opportunities to exercise.


According to Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas, the city is continuing its programme of reconditioning schools – Variku School will be ready this fall, and the long awaited renovations to the Annelinna Upper Secondary School will be completed by the start of the next academic year. ‘School buildings that are several decades old are being completely rebuilt, since today's learning methods require different kinds of spatial programmes,' said Klaas.

The school building located at Kaunase pst 68 will undergo an expansion, the building will be insulated and made more energy efficient. The school will receive a modern and flexible spatial solution. In addition to reconstructed classrooms, a spacious foyer and library, coatrooms, art and technology classrooms, gymnasiums, and several areas around the building where students can spend their free time, will be built.


A stage will be built in the school building’s inner courtyard, with an incline built in front of it, along with a climbing and garden area. The interior courtyard can be used for studying outdoors as well as spending breaks between classes. A natural grass soccer pitch will be built in the courtyard and the surrounding plots are projected as athletic and rest areas, where a basketball court, outdoor weight room, bicycle riding square and parkour course will be built. A sledging hill of up to 3 metres in height is planned for the southern portion of the school’s courtyard.


The procurement for reconstruction works on the Annelinna Upper Secondary School was won by Embach Ehitus OÜ. At 9050 square metres, reconstruction of the largest school building in Tartu will cost nearly EUR 10 million. The reconstruction project has been prepared by Sirkel and Mall OÜ.


The reconstruction of the Annelinna Upper Secondary School building will begin immediately, following the end of the academic year, and will be completed in July 2020. At which time the furnishing of the school building will begin.



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