The Riigikogu building 100

In stock: 291 Items
Reference:
4740352118072
Issue date: 12.09.2022
Designer: Jaan Saar
Number: 807-12.09.22
Stamp zone: Domestic
Stamp type: Classical
Availability date: 2022-09-12
0.90 €
Description

The Riigikogu building was completed by 12 September 1922, designed according to the projects of architects Eugen Habermann and Herbert Johanson. A modern avant-garde style – expressionism – was chosen to emphasise the building’s uniqueness. To this day, the Riigikogu building is the only expressionist-style parliamentary building in the world.

The most prominent room in the house is the two-story Session Hall with its blue walls and curved ceiling, accented by rust-coloured zig-zag patterns on windows and doorways. All the furniture was made according to the architects’ designs at the Luther factory in Tallinn and it had to match the architecture of the building.

The ceiling of the vestibule and Session Hall of the Riigikogu building was made of reinforced concrete, which was not yet widely used in construction at that time. In 1922, it was the first public building in Tallinn where the architects had electric lighting included in the design.

After the restoration of Estonia’s independence, the Riigikogu building has been thoroughly renovated to restore the original colour and lighting solution.

Product Details
4740352118072

Data sheet

Quantity issued
20 000
Perforation
14 x 14¾
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
2 x 5
Size
40.0 x 22.4 mm
Primary theme
architecture
Year
2022
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