Paide Central, architecture competition.

Competition for the design of a square in Estonia “Paide keskväljaku arhitektuurivõistluse”

Organizer: Paide Linnavalitsuse ja Eesti Arhitektide Liidu korraldatud / Paide City Government and the Estonian Association of Architects
Typology: Public space
Size: 10.000m2

Budget: 2m€
Status: Open competition
Author: OCA architects, Linn Nagel, Harris Vamvakas
OCA team: Harris Vamvakas team lead, Bernardo Garcia, Hernan Lleida;
 Miquel Perez, Carola Garione, Giulia Cannistraci

A space that is welcoming and peaceful. We believe that these concepts should guide the design of a renovated Central Square for Paide. The cobblestone paving softly flows merging into the surrounding architecture creating different areas and atmospheres. Variety and energy are introduced by the gentle arrangement of differently coloured and textured stones which organically transition into different areas. Spaces for sitting, playgrounds, water fountains, all the areas are completely integrated within the system. Stone, wood and earth are combined to create a feeling of homelike protection while anchoring the new design to the square’s history.


OCA architects is a brand of OCA Arquitectos Barcelona, SCP. Nuestro equipo presta servicios de arquitectura y diseño para obra nueva, rehabilitación y trámites en proyectos de vivienda, oficinas y comercial en Vilanova i la Geltrú, Sitges, El Prat de Llobregat.