Architectural competition of Ülemiste terminal extended

RB Rail AS has announced an extended deadline submission for architectural competition of Ülemiste Joint Terminal for 3rd of September 2019. The initial deadline was set for 1st of August. By the end of the year it is expected the announcement of project’s winner.
“Postponing the deadline will allow for the submission of more thoroughly considered designs that are best fit for an urban space,” Anvar Salomets, chief technical officer of Rail Baltic Estonia said.
The participant must involve an architect who holds a certificate for Chartered Architect, Level 7 (or higher) or an equivalent professional certificate or competence for the purposes of a relevant regulation of an EU Member State, EEA or WTO state that has joined the Government Procurement Agreement. The competition identifies the three best designs for commencing negotiations to determine the contractor. The total prize fund for the design competition is EUR 77,000.
The competition is opened to all architects and architectural companies in the EU for the includes Ülemiste Joint Terminal and the surrounding public urban space.
Totaling a 10-ha surface, the terminal will be located in Lasnamäe, the largest district of Tallinn.
As the starting and terminating station of Rail Baltica, Ülemiste terminal should be architecturally recognisable in comparison with other stops on the route. “Functionality, comfort and modern” are the features of the new terminal, providing fast and easy transfers.
The architectural competition helps to identify an architectural solution that is the most attractive in terms of the urban space, pedestrian-friendliest and most suitable for the function of use.
The Ülemiste passenger terminal will have connection with the Old City Harbour in Tallinn for which an agreement was signed with Egis Rail to carry out a study on the connectivity improvement.
Ülemiste is the site of Tallinn Airport, which has a tram-line extension, and in the same time is a major road intersection in capital’s area.

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