The competition Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2021 begins

What will be the best Estonian concrete building of 2021?

The Estonian Concrete Association and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia have announced the Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2021 contest. The aim of the contest is to raise the reputation of concrete as a domestic building material and to contribute to the development of concrete architecture, concrete technology and concrete construction. 

“The Estonian construction landscape is full of brisk construction activities and many necessary buildings will be completed this year,” said Imre Leetma, the Chairman of the Estonian Concrete Association. “All completed concrete buildings will be expected to the contest.”

The contest is open to entries including:
– constructions – buildings and structures – that will be handed over to the client during the year 2021;
– constructions that have not yet been previously submitted to the competition;
– designs and proceedings may be entered as well.   

The winner of the contest is the object or proceeding where a significant part has been on an enterprise registered in Estonia and on concrete materials delivered from Estonia. In selecting the winner, the professionalism of engineering and construction are taken into account, as well as the exactingness, quality, and innovation of the object. The Grand Prix of the contest goes to the author of the winning idea. The contractor, engineer, constructor, formwork supplier, and concrete supplier will be recognized as well. 

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The jury comprises of representatives of the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Concrete Association, 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 construction journalism. The jury is summoned by the promoter of the contest. 

The deadline for submissions is 3 December 2021. The winner will be announced on the Estonian Concrete Day in March 2022.  The Concrete Building of the Year contest is the oldest construction competition in Estonia, held annually since 2000, for the 22nd time this year. 

The Concrete Building of the Year 2020 was Laaneotsa private residence in Harjumaa. Grand Prix, architecture – Joel Kopli (KUU Arhitects). Contractor Award: private person. Constructor Award: Mihkel Kannelmäe. Construction Award: Mapri Ehitus OÜ. Concrete Works Award: Evocon Grupp OÜ. Concrete Supplier Award: HC Betoon AS. Formwork Award: Peri AS.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2019 – Estonian Academy of Security Sciences. Grand Prix – Arhitekt11 OÜ.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2018 – Estonian Academy of Arts. Grand Prix – KUU Architects (Joel Kopli, Koit Ojaliiv, Juhan Rohtla and Eik Hermann).

The Concrete Building of the Year 2017 – private residence in Viimsi. Grand Prix – client Mait Rõõmusaar. 

The Concrete Building of the Year 2016 – Estonian National Museum. Grand Prix – DGT Architects (Dan Dorell, Lina Ghotmeh, Tsuyoshi Tane).

The Concrete Building of the Year 2015  – Ihaste Bridge. 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 of the Ülemiste traffic junction. Grand Prix – AS K-Projekt (head designer).

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

The Concrete Building of the Year 2011 – Cromatico sound sculpture. Grand Prix – sculptor Lukas Kühne.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2010 – private residence 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 passenger terminal of Tallinn Airport. Grand Prix – architect Jean-Marie Bonnard, Sofreavia SA.

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

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

The Concrete Building of the Year 2005 – TTP office building. 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 – private residence 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 – dry bulk terminal in Muuga Harbour. Grand Prix – designer Randväli ja Karema AS.

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