The topic of this year’s Tallinn Architecture Biennale Vision Competition, Recycling Socialism, seeks architectural ideas and methods to envision the future of an iconic circular block-housing district in Tallinn – Väike-Õismäe (“Little Blossom Hill”). Väike-Õismäe stands apart from other similar neighborhoods in Tallinn by way of its concentric plan derived from the idea of a circle-city. The district is positioned circularly as a single, complete solution around a pond in the middle and the environment and modern-day life are still searching for a common language. More information and a video after the break.
Participants are encouraged to answer the questions: What is there to recycle from the spaces, structures, projects, ideas, concepts, and materials of socialist architecture? What is there to recycle for today’s life and the new utopias of the future? The deadline for submissions is April 30. For more information, please visit here.