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Winners of the new Estonian National Museum building architectural competition announced
 
On 16 January, the winning works of the international architecture competition held to design the new Estonian National Museum building and their authors were revealed at a public session of the competition jury.
 
The best work, entitled “Memory Field,” was by an international group of architects based in Paris and London—Dan Dorell, Lina Ghotmeh and Tsuyoshi Tane, (work group Deidre O’Neill, John G Williams, Niccolo Baldassini).
 
Second prize went to the work entitled “Gems,” designed by Finnish architects Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston of ALA Architects (work group Ville Haimala, Auvo Lindroos, Niklas Mahlberg, Pauliina Rossi, Pekka Sivula, Erling Sommerfeldt, Risto Wikberg, Klaus Stolt, Marko Huttunen, Mikko Teräsvirta).
 
Third prize was claimed by a work entitled “Estonia is on the verge of a new millennium”, designed by Austrian architects Alfred Bramberger, Thomas Pucher, Heidrun Steinhauser, Martin Mathy and Christa Pucher of BRAMBERGER [architects] – Atelier Thomas PUCHER.
 
Purchase prizes went to the competition works entitled:
“Lightfield”, by British architect Gianni Botsford of Gianni Botsford Architects.
 
“Crochet”, by Estonian architects Ott Kadarik, Villem Tomiste, Mihkel Tüür, Krista Saluveer and Urmas Oja of Kosmos.
 
“lake whisper”, by Swiss architects Manuel Bieler, Marco de Francesco, Antoine Robert-Grandpierre and Laurent Saurer of Localarchitecture.
 
“kivi kive sisu”, by Finnish architects Kimmo Friman, Esa Laaksonen and Marko Pulli of friman.laaksonen arkkitehdit.
 
The architecture competition to design the new Estonian National Museum building, announced last June, was organized by the Estonian National Museum, the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Estonian Architects Association.  

The goal of the architecture competition is to achieve the best architectural solution for the new Estonian National Museum building complex, including planning of the grounds. The deadline for submission of competition works was 14 November 2005. A total of 108 entries were received by the Estonian Architects Association. 

The organization of the architecture competition was funded by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
 
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