Markus Puidak and Ulla Alla
Ulla Alla and Markus Puidak, MA students of EKA’s Architecture and Urban Planning, received two of the four scholarships awarded in the Riigi Kinnisvara (the State Real Estate) scholarship competition “Tuleviku tipud” (Tops of the Future).
The question posed by Ulla Alla’s master’s thesis provided a fresh approach to the current functioning of the Estonian construction sector and the future outlook. There is a great deal of research potential on the topic, for example in the study of a building stock in a specific area or type of building. The scholarship candidate justified the importance of the topic from the point of view of the Estonian building stock as a whole. Scholarship: 2000 euros.
With the research question, Markus Puidak pointed out the desire to make construction developments more sustainable. Both the state houses and the symbolic buildings of the county centers fit well into the context of the topic of the master’s thesis, the development of which must take into account constant modernity and changes. Scholarship: 2000 euros.
All students of bachelor’s or applied higher education, engineering, master’s and doctoral studies from Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University, University of Tartu and Estonian University of Life Sciences, whose research field is related to the State Real Estate (Riigi Kinnisvara), could apply for the scholarship. This year, 33 applicants participated.
Riigi Kinnisvara has been supporting successful real estate and construction students with scholarships for 11 years, this year a record number of applications were received for the scholarship competition “Tops of the Future”. At the virtual elevator call event, four students out of 33 applicants were identified by Riigi Kinnisvara experts who received scholarships with recognition.