The architects responsible for the new building of the Estonian National Museum (Eesti Rahva Muuseum) won the main prize in a prestigious AFEX architectural competition by gaining unanimous approval from the judges.
AFEX is an organization that supports architects who work outside of France and they have held an architectural competition to acknowledge the best in their fields since 2010.
The organization evaluates all buildings that have been completed in cooperation with French architects. The competition is held every two years.
The judges chose ten of the most remarkable buildings and the winner was picked by a solid vote. The prize went to DGT (Dorell, Ghotmeh, Tane Architects) Architectural Bureau for designing the new building for the Estonian National Museum. In addition, it should be noted that the head designer for this project was Architectural and Engineering bureau Novarc, who also completed all of the necessary engineering parts.
Critics say that the museum stands out on a local as well as international level, has a strong personality and surprises the viewers with its unique architectural solution.
The prize will be handed over on the 26th of May at the Venice biennial.