Estonian National Museum wins French Architecture GRAND PRIX!

Tartu

January 19, 2016 / April 27, 2016

Tartu

The Estonian national Museum officially opened its doors last 1 october 2016, with a prestigious ceremony.

DGT architecture, the team who designed the project, have won the GRAND PRIX AFEX 2016.
 
The Estonian National Museum Building, 34000 m² in surface, was completed early 2016. It was designed as a passive building.
Discover this architectural jewel through the film below:
 
 
 
What is AFEX Grand prix ?
AFEX stands for "French Architects Abroad".
AFEX is an agency promoting French Architects' know-how abroad.
The prize is given every 2 years by AFEX (French Architects abroad) in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture, the French Ministry of Foreign affairs and the "Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine".
The prize will be assigned at the opening ceremony of Venice biennale in May 2016.
 
The Laureate
DORELL.GHOTMEH.TANE / ARCHITECTS is an international partnership founded in 2006 in Paris and practicing Architecture, Urbanism and Space Design. It is lead by three architects: Dan Dorell, Lina Ghotmeh and Tsuyoshi Tane and collaborates with a multicultural team of more than 15 architects and professionals of interdisciplinary fields.
The partnership gained an international reputation through its design of the Estonian National Museum and through a series of cutting edge yet phenomenally sensitive projects. DGT is today one of the leading practices of architects. It has been widely published and has won several awards among which the NAJAP 2007-08' – French Ministry of Culture Architecture 2008 Prize, The Ressegna Lombardia di Archittettura 2008 Prize in Italy and was selected as one of the «10 for 2010 Visionary Architects for a new decade» by the European Architects Review.
 
Prestigious competitors

The jury voted for DGT among a list of talented final competitors :

  • AREP, Gare de Casa-Port, Casablanca, Maroc
  • BARTHELEMY & GRIÑO ARCHITECTES, Manufacture Berluti, Ferrare, Italie
  • DGT. (Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane/Architectes), Une maison pour Oiso, Oiso, Japon
  • DGT. (Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane/Architects), Musée National Estonien, Tartu, Estonie
  • JACQUES FERRIER ARCHITECTURE, Campus de bureaux Yidian, Shanghai, Chine
  • JEAN-PAUL VIGUIER & ASSOCIES, Ecole de Brousse, Besely, Madagascar
  • CHRISTIAN DE PORTZAMPARC, Tour ONE 57, New-York, Etats-Unis
  • TRYPTIQUE, RB12, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil
  • WILMOTTE & ASSOCIES ARCHITECTES, Ecole Internationale, Genève, Suisse
  • X-TU ARCHITECTS, Pavillon de la France, Exposition Universelle 2015, Milan, Italie

Congratulations to DGT's talented team and long live the Estonian National Museum!

 

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