The Pier / Kavakava Architects

The Pier / Kavakava Architects
The Pier / Kavakava Architects - Waterfront
© Margit Argus
Tallinn, Estonia
The Pier / Kavakava Architects - Waterfront
© Tarvo Hanno Varres

Text description provided by the architects. Pier was part of the "lift 11" urban installations festival ( The aim of the installation was to encourage temporary uses and bring out beauty of decaying place.

The Pier / Kavakava Architects - Waterfront, Coast
© Maarin Murk

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 Pier / Kavakava Architects - Waterfront
© Siiri Vallner

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 Pier / Kavakava Architects - Image 9 of 14
Courtesy of Kavakava Architects

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.


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Cite: "The Pier / Kavakava Architects" 06 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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