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Tartu to open Koidula and Jannsen Memorial Square


31 July / The Lydia Koidula and Johann Voldemar Jannsen Memorial Square will be dedicated at 12.00 on Friday, 3 August.

All city residents and visitors are welcome to attend!

According to Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas, the memorial is dedicated to the great figures in Estonian national awakening and is Tartu’s gift to the centennial of the Republic of Estonia.

Established near the Kaarsild, the sculptures of Koidula and Jannsen and the surrounding square will comprise a landscape architecture and sculptural whole. The authors of the sculpture have placed Koidula and Jannsen among the people, depicting Koidula as a child and Jannsen as a young man. In the middle of the square there is a light tree, which is surrounded by many benches. A set of stairs leads from the edge of the square down to the edge of the Emajõgi River.

The authors behind the concept of the memorial built near the Kaarsild are landscape architects Edgar Kaare, Kerli Irbo and Terje Ong, from OÜ TajuRuum, sculptors Bruno Kadak and Mare Mikof, and architect Tõnu Laanemäe.

OÜ PVH Ehitus began construction of the square surrounding the sculpture in April of this year, with the sculptures set to arrive on 1 August.
Dedication of the Memorial Square will take place in Ülejõe Park, near the Kaarsild, at 12.00 on Friday, 3 August.

The monument to Koidula and Jannsen was built by private limited companies TajuRuum and Keha3, and sculptors Bruno Kadak and Mare Mikof, who submitted a joint tender to the procurement. The total cost of construction of the memorial square was EUR 354,442, of which EUR 111,936 went to creating the sculptures, the light tree and the poem boards.

Last changed 31.07.2018