After years of designing and searching for funding, the Town Hall in the eastern Estonian city of Narva has found a tender which will result in a new look for the historical building and the adjacent area by 2022.
Narva's Town Hall dates back to the 17th century and was built at a time when Estonia was under Swedish rule.
The architectural complex within Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats) included the Town Hall itself, as well as the Stock Exchange, and residences of wealthy Swedish citizenry of the time.
Unfortunately, only the Town Hall has survived from this era as other buildings were destroyed in World War II when Narva was the scene of fierce fighting.
Anne Veevo, a representative of Narva City Government, said Narva's new square will be used for various public events.
Architects' firm KOKO Arhitektid won the design competition for the reconstruction.
The deadline for signing the recently announced construction contract is September 7. The estimated cost of the procurement is €6 million.
Editor: Roberta Vaino