Monday, 15 August 2016

Winning design for victims of communism memorial in Tallinn announced I ERR News

In March this year, a design competition was announced to build a memorial to the victims of communism and officers of the Republic of Estonia. Today, the design "Teekond" (Estonian for "Journey") was chosen as the winner of the design competition.

Architects of the winning design are Kalle Vellevoog, Jaan Tiidemann, Tiiu Truus, Martin Prommik and Lidia Zarudnaja from the firm Arhitektuuriburoo JVR OÜ.

The space in which the memorial is slated to be built is situated at Maarjamäe, Tallinn, located between the districts of Kadriorg and Pirita. Inscribed on the memorial will be the names of approximately 20,000 people who lost their lives as a result of the actions of the communist regime, many of whom died far from home and were buried in graves the locations of which remain unknown today.

To read more about the upcoming  memorial, please click here: Victims of communism memorial