Architects: Kavakava Architects
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Architect in Charge: Siiri Vallner, Indrek Peil
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Margit Argus, Siiri Vallner, Maarin Murk, Tarvo Hanno Varres, Courtesy of Kavakava Architects
From the architect. Pier was part of the "lift 11" urban installations festival (www.lift11.ee). The aim of the installation was to encourage temporary uses and bring out beauty of decaying place.
The installation explores the territory before its “real” and official use.Time has weathered and deformed the pier over decades. It does not fit for landing boats any more. However, it would be perfect for sitting, relaxing and having a good time.
The constantly changing surface is living a life of its own – a fact that is underlined by covering the concrete pier with wooden boarding. Thus a desolate crumbling object has been returned to the contemporary urban space.
The boarded surfaces reflect exact shapes of concrete slabs created upon disintegration. Contemporary architects make efforts to create spaces and surfaces that look unstable. Here this situation is found and can be used as a test ground.