Architects offer ideas for 'super ministry' building (7)

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6/11/2015 2:10 PM
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The Union of Estonian Architects (UEA) has offered a number of ideas for the building of a super ministry premises in Tallinn, which should house the finance, economy, social and justice ministries.

Indrek Allmann, the head of the union, said that state buildings reflect the leadership of a nation. “With these designs we hope to show how important, especially for government buildings, is the architecture's character, function and message. These are places visited by key foreign politicians and act as a background for countless television news stories,” he said.

Allmann said these buildings must act as a breath of fresh air not only now, but also in 10 or 50 years. “The architectural face of the current Estonian powers is poor, lacking character.”

The state recently announced a new competition to find an architectural solution to the building dubbed the super ministry. The building is currently being demolished, having housed the Ministry of Finance.

The state is hoping to begin moving in in two years time.

The idea to build a large state building, which would save space and energy, at the location of the Ministry of Finance in Tallinn has been on the table for years.

J.M. Laats

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