Tartu, Estonia
30,000 ft2
2005

The Estonian National Museum, charged with housing Estonia’s history and natural heritage, would serve to delineate new directions for cultural and ecological transformation of the Tartu region, in which it is located. More than a collection of objects, the ENM complex would generate culture and trigger memory.

At the periphery of this region, in between town and countryside, the new ENM complex demanded design thinking at the scale of the territory. Through a series of strategic excavations, plantings, and topographic sculpting, the entire ground has been claimed as part of the ENM complex.