The Town Hall - Tallinn, Estonia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member small oaks
N 59° 26.231 E 024° 44.721
35V E 372126 N 6590901
Quick Description: Tallinn Town Hall - European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2005
Location: Estonia
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 1:56:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMBPKV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
"Tallinn Town Hall was awarded 2nd prize, a medal of Europa Nostra 2005, in category conservation of Architectural Heritage for the revival of the last surviving Gothic Town Hall in Northern Europe and the exemplary revealing of all the historical layers of this icon of the great European tradition of municipal power. " (visit link)


"Tallinn Town Hall is the oldest surviving Town Hall in Northern Europe. It is also one of the most well-known and significant architectural monuments of the he Republic of Estonia.

Tallinn Town Hall is a late Gothic monumental building with some fortification elements. An open arcade runs along the front of the building and a crenellated decorative parapet along the top of it; the town hall has a slender minaret-like tower on the eastern front. Its impressiveness is further enhanced by details, beautifully carved from local limestone - the piers and arches of the arcade, window tracery and portals. The quoins and the crenellated parapet are also built of finely finished blocks.

The town hall stands on the south side of the market square. The present town hall was built in 1402-1404 incorporating some walls of earlier town halls which had been located at the same site. The present building measures 36.8 m x 14.7 m in the ground plan." (visit link)
Award Collection:
2005 - Europa Nostra Award - http://www.europanostra.org


Number of award plaques:: no

Sites web address: [Web Link]

Type of awarded site: Single building

Other type. Please explain: For the revival of the last surviving Gothic Town Hall in Northern Europe and the exemplary revealing of all the historical layers of this icon of the great European tradition of municipal power.

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