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. The objective of the design competition is to find a contemporary, attractive and visitor-friendly design for the museum’s architecture, exposition and interior. This museum is one of a kind in the world. The plan is to establish it 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 competition is closed. The jury has decided.

The envelopes with the matching keywords will be opened on 9 April 2018 at 18:00 (EET).

The winners and authors will be announced on 11 April 2018 at 14:00 at an awarding ceremony in Tallinn (EET). 

40,000 euros are allocated for the competition’s awards.


Download the competition documents here.

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