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unda takes place at the Estonian National Museum, located on the outskirts of university city Tartu, on the grounds of the former Soviet military airfield and Raadi manor.

The layers of times past are still very much present in the form of old manor buildings, parks, lakes, and the airfield´s concrete runway. Sort of a liminal space where history, nature, urbanism, industrialism, and the future intertwine. 

In the centre of it all, on the former military runway, stands the museum’s main building. This glass landscaper bears Memory Field (Mälestuste väli), a site-specific project meaningful for its mental and physicl landscape.

The concept of the building is based on the idea of Estonia´s dramatic past scarred by an era of Soviet occupation. The Soviet military prohibited access to the territory for over 50 years, and the premises symbolised the work of foreign authoritarian rule and the independence restored in 1991. “To give the space a more powerful ‘voice’, the empty space is extended by the new open building, which expands along the runway. Its slightly inclined roof symbolises rising to the sky, moving towards the future.” A true realm of genius loci to discuss and celebrate a brighter future.

Once a central place in a manor´s economic system, the distillery on the premises of the Estonian National Museum might have been stripped from its original form in time but gained new meanings and uses after its conservation.


The remaining facade reminds us of the building´s history, but we also consider it a sign of resilience. For unda, the distillery will be turned into an outside dance floor with a picturesque view of the surrounding nature.

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