The Estonian Concrete Society (ECS) and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia (ACMPE) has announced the contest of the „Concrete Building of the Year 2012“.
"Though the construction industry has not yet fully recovered from the recent crisis, there are plenty of new buildings to be completed this year that can successfully compete in our contest," said Vaido Leosk, the chairperson of ECS. "In contemporary construction, the use of concrete is very varied. We hope that the contest will point out some new and exciting approaches to concrete as an easily moldable domestic construction material," he added.
The competition is intended to contribute the development of concrete architecture.
"The goal of the contest is to introduce and recognize the effective concrete buildings and their authors to the wider audience," explained Peeter Kokk, the CEO of ECS. "The buildings which are entered in the contest have to be houses or facilities that are completed and handed over to the customer during 2012 and that have not been submitted to our contest before. He also added that structures and construction proceedings can be submitted as well.
The object or procedure wins, where a significant contribution has been made by the work of registered enterprisers in Estonia and concrete materials delivered from Estonia.
The main prize belongs to the author of the winning idea.
The jury includes representatives from the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Concrete Association, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Construction Entities, the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association, the Estonian Project Bureaus Association, the Kunda Nordic Cement and construction journalists.
The deadline for submissions is 1 Dec 2012. a.
The winner will be announced on the National Concrete Day in March 2013.
The Estonian Concrete Association and the Estonian Building Material Manufacturers Association have been organizing a competition for identifying the best concrete constructions for twelve years.
2011. a. Betoonehitis - heliskulptuur Cromatico. Peaauhind – skulptor Lukas Kühne.
2010. a. Betoonehitis - eramu Pirital. Peaauhind – arhitekt Andres Lember, Male Maja OÜ.
2009. a. Betoonehitis - Tallinki büroohoone. Peaauhind – arhitekt Meelis Press.
2008 year Concrete Building - Extension of the Tallinn Airport Terminal. The main prize goes to architect Jean-Marie Bonnard, Sofreavia SA.
2007 year Concrete Building - Puurmani Coil Bridge. The main prize goes to designers Siim Idnurm, Juhan Idnurm.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2006 – office building for Luku-Expert. Grand Prix – architect Hindrek Kesler.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2005 – office building for TTP. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2004 – Ülemiste Hotel. Grand Prix – architect Martin Aunin.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2003 – villa in Viimsi. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Emil Urbel.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2002 – Tartu Prison. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Kalle Rõõmus AS.
2001 year Concrete structure - Dry Concrete Terminal in Muuga. The main prize is goes to designer Randväli and Karema AS.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2000 – Rocca al Mare School. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Urbel ja Peil.
The Estonian Concrete Association is a union that promotes the use of concrete as a domestic building material, which includes 48 companies, organizations and private individuals.
The Association of Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers is an association of construction materials manufacturing and sales companies, which comprises 62 enterprises.