Architecture of Estonia – old and new together

Iulius Cristea

Rezumat/Abstract. The presentation aims to bring some clarification about the relationship in Estonian old-new architecture. Estonia has a very valuable historical and architectural heritage, bringing together works and urban ensembles from different eras and styles. The medieval period is represented by monuments dating back from more than 800 years, with Germanic and Norse influences. From Tsarist rule (1721-1920) has left important neoclassical buildings. Estonia's independence period between the two world wars (1920-1940) was particularly prolific in modern architecture, from Art Nouveau to International Style. Soviet occupation period (1944-1991), has left, outside of the dwelling houses some reference works. After regaining its independence, Estonian architecture oriented towards Scandinavian and Western models, while keeping in it the local spirit, which has led to some remarkable achievements.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: integration, conservation, restoration, reconversion, environment

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