National Heritage Board acknowledged the restoration of the New Anatomical Theatre of the University of Tartu
On October 30th, the National Heritage Board awarded the best cooperation partners at a festive gala. The National Heritage Board recognized the University of Tartu for the restoration of the New Anatomical Theatre and for prudent maintenance of other historical academic buildings.
“The University of Tartu has renovated several objects of architectural value during the last four or five years,” said Heiki Pagel, Head of the Estates Office of UT, when receiving the award. He added, “I am glad that the efforts of the University of Tartu are noticed and acknowledged.” The 130-year old New Anatomical Theatre was opened as an academic building for psychologists and special education teachers at the beginning of September.
The National Heritage Board also acknowledged OÜ Kavakava for designing Narva College of the University of Tartu in a way that values the historical environment. Narva College was built next to Narva Town Hall, which dates back to the 17th century and was one of the few buildings in Narva that was restored after World War II. "The new academic building of Narva College is a completely unique structure where modern architecture takes the place of an old, already lost building,” Pagel added.
The University of Tartu has been nominated for the acknowledgement of the National Heritage Board in two fields: the newly renovated New Anatomical Theatre of UT was established in the category as Monument of the Year, and Narva College of UT was set as the nominee for the new building valuing heritage.
National Heritage Board gave awards in 15 categories. Artistic, historical, archaeological and building monuments; the best investigator, designer and restorer/ conservator at a monument; new building valuing the Monument of the Year; finding of the year; owner, cooperation partner, promoter of heritage, and activist of the year were all announced. Additionally, life’s work award of heritage conservation was presented.