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11.12.2012

 

Architectural solution for Tartu Waldorf Centre has been chosen

 

On December 7, the authors of prizewinning entries of the Tartu Waldorf Centre architectural design competition were disclosed. The authors of the first prize work are Joachim Zimmer and Imme Denker who have designed several schools and kindergartens also before, are from Germany. Negotiations with representatives of the Ministry of Science and Education and Ministry of Regional Affairs have started regarding financing the design and construction work, so that necessary measures could be planned for the new period of the European Union structural means.

 

27 competition entries arrived for the architectural design competition of the buildings and outdoor areas of Tartu Waldorf Centre, of which more than one-third were of international background. According to the jury, there were several architecturally strong and conceptually complete works among the competition entries. The concept of “organic architecture” was interpreted in very different ways, resulting in very diverse solutions.

Expert of the organic architecture and member of the jury Luigi Fiumara said: “In the room solution the authors of the winning entry have followed the initial task of the competition, which provides a good basis for further cooperation in the design stage.” Regarding the architectural aspect, the jury members made proposals in the final protocol of the jury to develop further the façade solution of the buildings.

The second prize was won by the Latvian company MADE arhitekti and the third prize by the Estonian Arhitektuuribüroo RAF OÜ and two purchase prizes were awarded also to the Estonian architects from ConArte OÜ and Arhitektuuribüroo Järve & Tuulik OÜ.

Tartu Waldorf Centre is a comprehensive centre where kindergarten, primary school, upper school, hobby school and adult training centre will operate together. There are plans to develop a complete social centre where at a later stage elderly people and families with children could live alongside.

The prize fund for the Tartu Waldorf Centrearchitectural design competition is 22 000 Euros, from which prize money for the authors of best architectural solutions would be assigned. The prize money for the first prize was provided by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

There will be an exhibition formed from the qualified works, displayed in the lobby of the Raatuse 22 student residence in December and January. The exhibition will move to the Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn in February.

Mati Raamat

Chairman of the jury of Tartu Waldorf Centre architectural design competition

Tartu Waldorf School parent

Phone: 50 79 650

E-mail: mati.raamat[ät]raad.tartu.ee



 

The relevant directive can be seen here here.

The final protocol of the jury can be found here. (page 9)







PRESS RELEASE

13.11.2012

The architectural solution of Tartu Waldorf Centre to be decided soon.

27 competition works arrived to the Waldorf Centre international architectural competition. Jury is to select the prize-winners on December 7 at 17:00 in Tartu Song Festival Museum. Negotiations with reprepresentatives of the Ministry of Education and Research and Ministry of Regional Affairs have started regarding the design and construction expenses.


When announcing the architectural design competition the organisers expected many architects form Estonia and other countries to participate. 43 architectural firms reported of their interest to attend, of whom over one-third had international background. Finished competition works along with all the required extra materials were submitted by 27 participants.

 

Tiit Sild, member of the jury and former City Architect of Tartu, said: Many interesting works have arrived for assessment. The work of jury will be exciting, but making the choice will be challenging.

 

Tartu Waldorf Centre will be a comprehensive education centre where kindergarten, primary school, upper school, hobby school and adult training centre will operate together. There are plans at a later stage to develop also a social centre where elderly people and families with children could live alongside.

 

Tartu Free Waldorf School Association, which manages the Tartu Waldorf School, has worked many years for the Centre to become a reality with ever stronger confidence that creating the Waldorf Centre in cooperation with the City of Tartu, Ministry of Science and Education and other local and international partners is achievable. The NGO has started negotiations with Ministry of Education and Research and Ministry of Regional Affairs for co-financing the design and construction of Tartu Waldorf Centre from the European Union Structural Funds.

 

The prize fund for the architectural design competition of the Tartu Waldorf Centre totals 22 000 Euros, from which prize money for best architectural solutions would be assigned. Union of Estonian Architects acknowledged the competition with its support letter. Support regarding the first place prize money comes from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. The jury, just like the competition, is international. Tartu Free Waldorf School Association continues cooperation with the competition winner also during the design stage.

 

In order to get a more substantial overview of the received works, the jury involved several experts – from specialists of geology and cultural heritage to planners.
There will be an exhibition formed from the qualified works, displayed in the lobby of the Raatuse 22 student residence in December and January. The exhibition will move to the Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn in February.

 

Simultaneously with assessing the works of the Tartu Waldorf Centre architectural design competition, the City of Tartu will arrange a procurement for demolition of former military buildings in the Raadi district, in the area of the future Waldorf Centre.

 

 

Mati Raamat

Chairman of the Tartu Waldorf Centre architectural design competition jury

Tartu Waldorf School parent

Tartu City Engineer

Phone: 50 79 650

E-mail: mati.raamat[ät]raad.tartu.ee

 The declaration of suitability of conceptual designs for the public procurement can be found here.

 

 


 

 

 

Architectural design contest of the buildings and outdoor areas of Tartu Waldorf Centre complex

20.04.2012

Organized by: Tartu Free Waldorf School Association

Location: Estonia

Participation: international

Date of declaration: 20.06.2012

Deadline for presenting the competition entries: 31.10.2012 at 16:00



Architectural solution for the Tartu Waldorf Centre by the end of 2012

On June 20, the Tartu Free Waldorf School Association declared an international architectural design contest, the results of which would be anticipated in December 2012 at the latest. The goal of the competition is to find an architectural solution for the Tartu Waldorf Centre, which would create an integrated and inspiring environment for the learners, employees and visitors of the centre.

We look forward to the abundant participation by architects from Estonia and other countries. Since wholeness is essential in Waldorf pedagogy both from the view of its substance and form, we seek a solution for building the Waldorf Centre, which would achieve an organic whole” said Katri Tammekand, project manager for Establishing the Tartu Waldorf Centre. She added: “Children, their parents and teachers who have eagerly waited for the new house, can rejoice today all the more. It was decided a day before declaring the design competition that the Environmental Investment Centre would finance the project of the City of Tartu that intends to demolish the former military buildings on the plot and surroundings of the future Waldorf Centre. The old makes room for the new.”

Kindergarten, primary school, upper school, hobby school and adult training centre will operate under one roof in the Waldorf Centre. Current plans foresee a possibility to develop afterwards a comprehensive social centre where elderly people and families with children could live alongside. The initiators and coordinators of the establishment of the Centre are the parents and teachers of Tartu Waldorf School and pre-school childcare Meie Mängurühm, managed by the Tartu Free Waldorf School Association.

As a non-profit association, the Tartu Free Waldorf School Association has limited possibilities for making larger investments and creating a building complex of over 6000 square meters poses a great challenge to it. The NGO has worked already for years for this to succeed. We are convinced that creating the Waldorf Centre in cooperation with the City of Tartu, Ministry of Science and Education and other local and international partners is achievable.

The prize money for the architectural design competition of the Tartu Waldorf Centre totals 22 000 Euros, from which prizes for best architectural solutions would be assigned. The contest jury includes also members from abroad, and we expect also foreign architects to participate in the competition. The architectural design competition materials are available from the Tartu Waldorf School home page www.waldorfkool.info and the web page of the Union of Estonian Architects http://www2.arhliit.ee/.

 

Jury of the design contest

The contracting authority has formed a contest jury (hereinafter jury) for assessing the plans by the order No.1 of 18.06.2012, including:

- Mati Raamat, Tartu City Government, City Engineer, Tartu Waldorf School parent (chairman of the jury);

- Tiiu Bläsi-Käo, architect, Member of the Board of Estonian Free Waldorf Schools and Kindergartens Association;

- Tiit Sild, Tartu City Government, City Architect (on parental leave), member of the Union of Estonian Architects;

- Andres Lunge, architect, member of the Union of Estonian Architects;

- Luigi Fiumara, architect, Kiev National University for Construction and Architecture, professor;

- Mikk Pärdi, architect, Tartu Waldorf School parent;

- Lena Leonovitš, interior architect, Tartu Waldorf School teacher and parent;

- Katri Tammekand, Member of the Board of Tartu Free Waldorf School Association, Tartu Waldorf School parent (secretary of the jury);

- Marika Kööbi, Tartu Waldorf School teacher and parent (reserve member);

- Vilen Künnapu, architect, member of the Union of Estonian Architects (reserve member).

 

Jury has a right to involve independent experts for assessing the plans in order to get expert opinions.

The deadline of presenting the documents required for participating and qualifying in the contest is 15 August 2012 at 16:00. Documents must be delivered by oneself or dispatched at own risk either by mail or courier from 13 to 15 August 2012 to the address of the Tartu Free Waldorf School Association (Tartu Vaba Waldorfkooli Selts) at Ploomi 1, 50110 Tartu in the Tartu Free Waldorf School office (1st floor) from 9:00 to 16:00.

 

The deadline of presenting the package containing the design is 31 October 2012 at 16:00. The package must be delivered by oneself or dispatched at own risk either by mail or courier from 29 to 31 October 2012 to the address of the Tartu Free Waldorf School Association (Tartu Vaba Waldorfkooli Selts) at Ploomi 1, 50110 Tartu in the Tartu Free Waldorf School office (1st floor) from 9:00 to 16:00. The right to present the design lies only with the previously qualified participant/joint participant.

Source information on the contest can be downloaded from the Procurement Register web page (Reference number is 135238).

Questions must be presented via the Procurement Register web page.


The amended guide has been added to the list of files below:

clause 6.1 the following sentences have been amended:

 

- documents certifying the professional qualifications according to
the guide clause 6.2.8 (M1);
- authorisation document certifying the right of representation
according to the guide clause 6.2.9 (M1).

 

and the last clause has been deleted.

 

clause 6.3.1. the following sentences have been amended:

 

Documents submitted upon qualification must be prepared in Estonian or
in English. Copies of original documents can be in the official
language of the country of location of the partici-pant/joint
participant, accompanied by the translation into Estonian or English.
Upon contra-dictions in the text the contracting party would follow
the translation (M2).

 

clause 10.2.1. the following sentence has been amended:

 

All the components of the design and documents listed in the guide
section 10.2.4 must be presented in Estonian or in English (M2).

 

clause 13.7. the following sentence has been amended:

 

Contest participants have a right to receive explanations and
additional information concern-ing the procurement documents. All
questions must be presented in Estonian or in English and by way of
the public procurements register four (4) days at the latest before
the term of submitting the qualification documents or the plan (M2).




Additional materials on the competition can be downloaded:

 

Design Contest Guide 

 

Annexes


Annex 1 Competition task of the design contest with annexes (30th of August)

Annex 2 Form I - (Confirmation regarding the absence of the grounds for exclusion)

Annex 3 Form II - (Confirmation regarding the right to participate)

Annex 4 Form III - (Name card)

Form III - (Name card JP)

Annex 5 Form IV - (Confirmation of the compliance of the plan)

Annex 6 Form V - (Price proposal) 

Annex 7 Form VI - (Confirmation regarding the right of publication of the work)

Annex 8 Form VII - (Confirmation regarding the right of implementation of the work)

Annex 9 Form VIII (Confirmation regarding the right of ownership of the work)

 

Qualification committe directive 30.08.2012

Qualification committe directive 30.08.2012 (digitally signed version. You must have the digidoc client installed to view the file)