On June 11, 2015 The Centre of Rural Architecture received the Grand Prix of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award 2015 in the Education, Training and Awareness-Raising category with the Programme for Owners of Rural Buildings in Estonia.
Since 2008, the Centre has run a training programme for owners of heritage rural buildings throughout the country. More than 80 practical courses, with over 1,700 participants, have already taken place.
The Awards’ Jury highlighted that the the programme helps not only to preserve traditional building skills and the use of traditional materials, but also promotes the integration of modern technology to adapt houses for the 21st century.
Read an article about the Local Award Ceremony held on September 17 at the Estonian Open Air Museum from here.