Rummu Leisure Center. Studio Project IV, 2015/2016

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The second-year students’ spring term project focussed on the lake in the former limestone quarry in the small town Rummu. The aim was to design a leisure centre attracting both locals and visitors. Students could base their design either on the former prison or the plot around the lake. Owing to its clear water and intriguing underwater tracts, the reservoir has become a favourite of divers. In summer, the rough conditions at the foot of the “ash hill” pockmarked by erosion attract countless diving, swimming and climbing enthusiasts with the burgeoning military-themed beach life providing a highly inspiring environment. All further programmes and functions were up to each individual student. At first, we were introduced to the former prison and its evolution and eventual closure. The former prison director and local activist gave an overview of the present situation of the prison and quarry, drawing our attention to the important challenges. After the tour, the student teams selected a direction to work on. The outcomes were considerably different from each other. The topicality of the project in the given space and time allows the students to acknowledge the role of architecture in a waning area already at an early stage of their studies.

Tutor: Peeter Pere

Editor: Laura Pint

Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture, 2017

ISBN 978-9949-594-18-4
ISBN 978-9949-594-19-1 (pdf)
ISSN 2461-2359

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