The Museum of Occupations was the first custom-built museum in newly independent Estonia, the design being chosen at a competition with 50 submissions. The aim of the institution was to provide adequate information on occupations of the recent past, build a memorial to the deceased and enable organizing of small-scale seminars.
The museum is located in the belt of bastions surrounding the Old Town. The building is pretty small-scale, structured as an uninterrupted movement through different interior spaces. The museum, the city and the park are integrated into a continuous yet changing experience, suitable for the institution‘s goal of being contemporary and constantly in flux.