Design Competition Call for Museum of Communist Crimes

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory is holding an international design competition to find the best designs for an international museum of the crimes of communism, which is to be established in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.


Deadline for submitting competition entries is 24 March 2018 at 12 noon

The objective of the design competition is to find a contemporary, attractive and visitor-friendly design for the museum’s architecture, exposition and interior design. The museum is to be established on the shore of the Gulf of Finland right in Tallinn’s city centre in the Patarei complex, which is under cultural heritage protection.

The design competition opened on 1 February 2018 and the deadline for submitting competition entries is 24 March 2018 at 12 noon (EET). The competition prize fund is 40,000 euros.
The Patarei complex is one of Europe's largest intact classicist style military installations. The museum is planned to an approximately 5,000 square meter area in the eastern part of the building, with authentic prison cells, an execution chamber, corridors, a prison lean with prisoners' walkways and much more.

The exposition of the planned museum introduces the causes of and crimes committed by communist regimes on a multi-level basis: from a global scale, the focus moves to the events in Europe, and finally to a more detailed overview of local history under communist rule.

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Martin Andreller
+372 50 37 152