Proposed New Sites for Art Academy Focus on North Side of Tallinn

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9/19/2012 9:15 AM
Category: Education

Deterred so far in its bid for a city center high-rise location, the Academy of Arts has announced eight alternative sites for its new building.

The board approved the locations at its meeting yesterday and summoned backers of each to make their respective cases on September 25.

The locations are heavy on reclaimed former industrial areas that have seen an active artist community, such as near Telliskivi creative campus in north Tallinn, and the similar Culture Hub. Other sites include the Noblessner quarter and the former Balti Manufaktuur plant in Kopli district.

The construction of the Academy's new building on Tartu road bogged down due to a dispute with a residential neighbor. The Education Ministry subsequently implicated the academy in poor financial management and irregularities.

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