Vabaduse Square, Rakvere, Estonian Building, St Pauls Church, Architect, Project, Design

Vabaduse Square Rakvere

Architectural Competition in Estonia, Eastern Europe Design Contest

7 Jul 2009

Vabaduse Square

Rakvere, Estonia

Open international architectural competition

St Paul’s Church reconstruction + replanning Vabaduse Square (Freedom Square).

Submission deadline : 7 Sep 2009

Open to : Licensed Architects

St Paul’s Church – currently a sports venue – to be transformed into a multifunctional public building: concert hall + conference venue

St Paul’s church Rakvere designed by Estonian architect Alar Kotli

Prize fund : € 25,500

More information online soon

The Lutheran church of Rakvere, the Trinity church, originally dates from the 15th century and was designed to also be able to function as a stronghold in times of trouble. It was severely damaged during the Livonian War and renovation started only in 1684. During the Great Northern War, the church once more was damaged by fire twice.

Renovations were carried out 1727–30, and again during the middle of the 19th century, when the church received its present look, dominated by its neo-Gothic spire. The interior displays some fine craftsmanship, including a Baroque pulpit from 1690 made by Christian Ackermann.


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