Nominees for the 2016 EAIA Annual Prize have been determined!

Altogether 43 entries were submitted to the Estonian Association of Interior Architects’ 2016 prize competition by the 31 May deadline. The annual contest was announced on 6 May.

The five-member jury composed of interior architect Anja Dirks (Netherlands), philosopher Eik Hermann, architect Kadri Klementi, interior architect Mari Kurismaa, and interior architect Raul Tiitus have made their final decisions and selected 27 nominees.

Kadri Klementi: “The jury was pleased by the large number of nominees, which gave a good overview of interior architecture accomplished over the last couple of years. Another positive fact is that many of the interiors competing for the prize are public – i.e. open rooms experienceable daily by anyone interested. It wasn’t at all easy to make a decision, since there were more prize-worthy environments than prizes to be bestowed. All in all, a decisive factor might have been the authors’ mastery in tactfully highlighting and appreciating the interior’s purpose and content when designing the spatial whole.”

The nominees, listed by order of submission, are:

  • Floating sauna – Tomomi Hayashi
  • Kuke guest house– Mari Põld, Pille Lausmäe, Liisa Põime
  • Koda – Ülar Mark, Kariina Kristiina Kaufmann, Kadri Tonto, Hannes Praks
  • Expedition Wunderlich– Katrin Talvik, Merilin Tee, Sabine Suuster, Martin Saar, Karl Taul, Alden Jõgisuu, Tõnu Lensment, Aadam Kaarma, Carl-Dag Lige, Hannes Praks
  • Photo installation “Seeking Souls”– Loreida Hein
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum – Raili Paling, Liis Lindvere, Kadri Kaldam; team: Jelena Altmäe, Lea Laidra, Andrus Kõresaar, Raivo Kotov
  • Estonian Healthcare Museum – Raili Paling, Liis Lindvere, Kadri Kaldam, Indrek Mikk, Andrus Kõresaar, Raivo Kotov
  • Permanent exhibition at KUMU (Art Museum of Estonia) “Conflicts and Adaptations”– Raul Kalvo, Helen Oja, Tõnis Saadoja, Tuuli Aule (graphic design)
  • Kohtla Mining Park Museum – Margit Argus, Margit Aule
  • Tallinn City Museum’s Carved Stone Museum – Jaagup Roomet, Maarja Varkki, Helle- Triin Hansumäe
  • Wooden Megaphones RUUP– Birgit Õigus, co-authors: Mariann Drell, Ardo Hiiuväin, Lennart Lind, Henri Kaarel Luht, Mariette Nõmm, Johanna Sepp, Kertti Soots, Sabine Suuster
  • Arhitect’s Table Stands– Aap Piho
  • Readers Side Table– Aap Piho
  • Birch catkins at the Estonian Embassy in London– Margus Triibmann, Kard Männil
  • Riba lamp – Margus Triibmann, Kard Männil
  • Installation Apparition – Urmo Vaikla, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, Ann Mirjam Vaikla, Ingel Vaikla, Mikk Meelak
  • Twilio Estonia– Katrin Kaevats
  • Lenne– Jan Skolimowski: kaasa töötas Marie Raud
  • PLAYTECH Tallinn– Jan Skolimowski: kaasa töötas Marie Raud
  • TransferWise LTD Estonian Branch– Kärt Loopalu, Krista Thomson, contributors Heleri Lindeberg, Rose-Marie Keva
  • Estonian Embassy in London– Margit Argus, Margit Aule
  • Hektor Design Hostels – Jan Skolimowski; contributor Marie Raud
  • General areas of shopping center “Kvartal”– Kadri Tamme, Liis Mägi
  • Estonian Pavilion at EXPO 2015– Kadri Tamme, Liis Mägi
  • Restaurant “Tuljak”– Tarmo Piirmets
  • Maarjamõisa Campus of Tartu University Hospital – Phase II– Matti Anttila, Agu Külm, Berit Freivald, Maarja Varkki
  • Restaurant “Korsten, armastus ja hea toit”– Hanna Karits, Annes Arro

Winners will be announced at a joint architectural awards ceremony to be held on 9 December 2016 at NO99 Theatre in Tallinn. In addition to the EAIA winners, recipients of the annual architectural award of the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union, and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia will also be made public.

A virtual exhibition of all nominees’ entries will be composed and the book Ruumipilt 2016 will be published in time for the ceremony.

The Estonian Association of Interior Architects will present its annual prize for the 39th year.

Congratulations to all participants!

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