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