Great Public Spaces– centres of Tapa, Võsu, Paide and Lihula



12.05. – 24.05.2020

The organising team of the state centenary events and the Estonian Association of Architects initiated the programme “Great Public Spaces” to renew the public spaces of 15 Estonian towns as a celebration of the anniversary of the republic. So far as a result of the architecture programme, a new image has been given to the central areas of Tõrva, Põlva, Rapla, Valga, Võru, Kuressaare, Elva and Rakvere.

In the course of the follow-up programme of “Great Public Spaces”, four new architecture competitions were conducted to renew also the centres of Tapa, Võsu, Paide and Lihula. The given competitions were funded by local municipalities, the Ministry of Culture as well as the Ministry of Finance.

The exhibition at the gallery of the Museum of Estonian Architecture features the award-winning entries of the architecture competitions for the town centres of Tapa and Lihula, the central area in Võsu and the central square in Paide. For further information, see

Organiser: Estonian Association of Architects
Graphic design: AKU
The follow-up programme of “Great Public Spaces” is supported by:Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Ministry of Finance, Haljala rural municiplaity, Lääneranna rural municiplaity, Paide city government, Tapa rural municipality