November 15, 2005

Estonia National Museum

Tartu, Competition, November 2005

The design of the ENM is part of the Estonia’s nation building process. The ENM collection is based on Folklore, which has a big importance in the history of Estonia.
To organize the museum we started from two different principles; the ‘wonder chamber’ concept as the origin of all the museums, and the ‘shopping mall’ as the current containers of our folklore. The cross-breeding of department store and museum leads to a new museum typology.

Design Team: Theo Deutinger, Marieke Kums, Joao Prates Ruivo, Bea Ramo, Bernd Upmeyer
Cost Calculation: Markus Mühlbacher