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The competition „Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2016“ begins

27.09.2016

See below press release by Estonian Concrete Association and Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia.

What is the best Estonian concrete building in the year 2016?

The competition „Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2016“ begins

Concrete Association of Estonia and Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia have announced the „Concrete Building of the Year 2016“ competition. The aim of the contest is to contribute to the architectural concrete, concrete construction and concrete technology development, as well as to raise the reputation of concrete as a domestic building material.

„Concrete as the most widely used building material has perpetuated itself into the solid choice of the builder,” says the chairman of the Estonian Concrete Association Tiit Roots. „This year, a number of important buildings will be established. We expect them to take part in our competition,” added Roots.

Conditions to enter the concrete building construction:

– Buildings – structures and constructions – that will be delivered to the owner during the year 2016;

– Buildings that have previously not been submitted to the competition.

– Also designs and proceedings can be submitted.  

The winner of the contest is a proceeding or object that invests in the work of the entrepreneurs registered in Estonia and concrete material purveyed locally. Professional engineering and construction is also an important aspect of the selection process, also exactingness, quality and innovation of the contestant.

The grand prix goes to the author of the winning idea. The owner, engineer, constructor, supplier of formwork and concrete producer will be denoted.

The jury comprises of representatives of the Union of Estonian Architects, the Concrete Association of Estonia, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs, the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies, the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia, AS Kunda Nordic Tsement and constructional media. The jury is summoned by the promoter of the contest.

The deadline of submission is the 1st of December 2016.

The winner will be announced on the Estonian Concrete Day in March 2017.  

The annual contest – The best concrete building of the year – has been organized for 16 years.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2015  – Ihaste Bridge in Tartu. Grand Prix – Ehituse ja Tarkvara Inseneribüroo OÜ (Juhan Idnurm ja Siim Idnurm).

The Concrete Building of the Year 2014 – Tondiraba Ice Hall. Grand Prix – Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2013 – the reconstruction works of Ülemiste junction. Grand Prix – AS K-Projekt (head designer).

The Concrete Building of the Year 2012 – the reconstruction of concrete structures of Tallinn Seaplane Harbour.  Grand Prix – constructors Karl Õiger and Heiki Onton.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2011 – musical scale Cromatico. Grand Prix – sculptor Lukas Kühne.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2010 – villa in Pirita. Grand Prix – architect Andres Lember, Male Maja OÜ.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2009 – Tallink office building. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2008 – the expansion of Tallinn Airport. Grand Prix – architect Jean-Marie Bonnard, Sofreavia SA.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2007 – arch bridge of Puurmani. Grand Prix – engineers Siim Idnurm, Juhan Idnurm.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2006 – office building for Luku-Expert. Grand Prix – architect Hindrek Kesler

The Concrete Building of the Year 2005 – office building for TTP. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press

The Concrete Building of the Year 2004 – Ülemiste Hotel. Grand Prix – architect Martin Aunin

The Concrete Building of the Year 2003 – villa in Viimsi. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Emil Urbel.  

The Concrete Building of the Year 2002 – Tartu Prison. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Kalle Rõõmus AS.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2001 – terminal in  Muuga. Grand Prix – engineer Randväli ja Karema AS.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2000 – Rocca al Mare School. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Urbel ja Peil.

The Concrete Association of Estonia is a union established in order to promote concrete as a domestic construction material, aggregating 54 companies, organizations and individuals.

The Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia is a union linking 62 companies involved in the production and marketing of construction materials.

Additional information:

www.betoon.org

http://www.eetl.ee

http://www.betoon.org/konkursi-tingimused/  

Photos:  Kvartal multifunctional centre in Tartu. Precast reinforced concrete elements for this building were manufactured and delivered by OÜ TMB Element. Architect: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ.


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