Vabaduse Square, Rakvere, Estonian Building, St Pauls Church, Architect, Project, Design

Vabaduse Square Rakvere

Architectural Competition in Estonia, Eastern Europe Design Contest

7 Jul 2009

Vabaduse Square

Rakvere, Estonia

Open international architectural competition

St Paul’s Church reconstruction + replanning Vabaduse Square (Freedom Square).

Submission deadline : 7 Sep 2009

Open to : Licensed Architects

St Paul’s Church – currently a sports venue – to be transformed into a multifunctional public building: concert hall + conference venue

St Paul’s church Rakvere designed by Estonian architect Alar Kotli

Prize fund : € 25,500

More information online soon

The Lutheran church of Rakvere, the Trinity church, originally dates from the 15th century and was designed to also be able to function as a stronghold in times of trouble. It was severely damaged during the Livonian War and renovation started only in 1684. During the Great Northern War, the church once more was damaged by fire twice.

Renovations were carried out 1727–30, and again during the middle of the 19th century, when the church received its present look, dominated by its neo-Gothic spire. The interior displays some fine craftsmanship, including a Baroque pulpit from 1690 made by Christian Ackermann.

Location: Estonia, Baltic Coast, Eastern Europe

Estonia Architecture

Contemporary Estonian Architectural Projects, chronological:

Estonia Architecture Designs – chronological list

Estonia Building News

Key Estonian Building Design:

Tallinn City Hall
Design: BIG
Tallinn City Hall

Estonian Architecture – architectural selection below:

Ülemiste Terminal, Tallinn
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Ulemiste Terminal Tallinn Estonia Architecture News
render :
Ülemiste Terminal in Tallinn
Zaha Hadid Architects (UK) working with Esplan (Estonia) have been have been awarded first place in the design competition for the new Ülemiste Terminal of the Rail Baltic railway in Tallinn.

Soomaa Forests Floating Sauna
Design: students with Sami Rintala, Pavle Stamenovic & b210
Floating wilderness sauna built by students in Soomaa
photo : Mari Hunt
Floating Sauna in Soomaa Forests
A floating wilderness sauna built by students in the middle of one the largest national parks in the country during an international summer school.

Old City Harbour Masterplan 2030 competition, Kadriorg, Port of Tallinn
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Old City Harbour Development Estonia Architecture News
visual : VA-Render, image Courtesy architecture office
Old City Harbour Development in Tallinn
The Port of Tallinn launched the competition for ideas for the development plans of Masterplan 2030 for the Old City Harbour in 2016. With the aim of finding a comprehensive, long-term solution to connect the city and its public spaces with the functions of the port, Masterplan 2030 will form the basis for the redevelopment in the port area into an urban space that is both attractive and easy to traverse.

Eastern European Architecture

Developments in countries nearby

Russian Architecture

Latvian Architecture

Belarus Buildings

Lithuanian Buildings

Finnish Architecture

Comments / photos for the Vabaduse Square Estonian Architecture Competition page welcome

Vabaduse Square Rakvere Building

Website: Estonia