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:
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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