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Tallinn

Multi-Functional Lego-Like Plywood Building Blocks Create Limitless Design Solution

08:00 - 24 December, 2017

Out of 200 applicants, London-based Gilles Retsin Architecture won the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017 competition with their temporary outdoor installation. Participants were challenged to use the fabrication abilities of Estonian wooden house manufacturers in a new and creative way. Jury member Martin Tamke said the Retsin proposal is, “characterized by outstanding aesthetic and intellectually challenging, as it questions current beliefs and trends in architecture."

© Studio Naaro © Alina Chereyskaya © Studio Naaro © Studio Naaro + 23

Äripäev Office / Arhitekt 11

02:00 - 3 November, 2017
© Tõnu Tunnel
© Tõnu Tunnel

© Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vana-Lõuna 39, 10134 Tallinn, Estonia
  • Area

    2739.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Baltic Station Market / KOKO architects

02:00 - 16 October, 2017
Baltic Station Market / KOKO architects, © Tõnu Tunnel
© Tõnu Tunnel

© Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kopli 1, 10149 Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects in Charge

    Lembit-Kaur Stöör, Martin Tago, Maia Grimitliht, Raivo Kotov, Andrus Kõresaar
  • Interior Architect

    Kärt Loopalu
  • Landscape architect

    Eleriin Tekko
  • Area

    25000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid Architects Wins Competition for Port of Tallinn Masterplan in Estonia

12:30 - 31 August, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects Wins Competition for Port of Tallinn Masterplan in Estonia, Courtesy of Port of Tallinn / Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Port of Tallinn / Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects has been selected as the winners of an international competition to masterplan the revitalization of the Old City Harbour in Tallinn, Estonia. Beating out an esteemed shortlist of 6 teams, including AZPML, KCAP Architects & Planners and Helsinki-based ALA Architects, ZHA’s proposal was lauded by the client for its “innovative and integrated approach to Tallinn’s maritime gateway.

Courtesy of Port of Tallinn / Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Port of Tallinn / Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Port of Tallinn / Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Port of Tallinn / Zaha Hadid Architects + 16

House in Pirita / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

03:00 - 31 August, 2017
House in Pirita / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid, © Tõnu Tunnel
© Tõnu Tunnel

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Claudia Pasquero Announced as Head Curator of the 2017 Tallinn Architecture Biennale, Which Will Examine the Anthropocene

04:00 - 1 August, 2017

The Tallinn Architecture Biennale have announced Claudia Pasquero, Director of ecoLogicStudio, as the Head Curator of the 2017 edition, "bioTallinn". According to the organizers, a programme of exhibitions and symposia will "engage various architectural offices, artists, and scientists on the topic of biotechnology in architecture," examining in particular "the relationship between nature and the city in the Anthropocene age."

Anthropocene Island. Sludge of waste material of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2017. Image Courtesy of ecoLogicStudio Anthropocene Island. Waste material of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2017. Image Courtesy of ecoLogicStudio Anthropocene Island. Ornitological Park and Wastewater Treatment Plant, 2017. Image Courtesy of ecoLogicStudio Anthropocene Island. Air, clusters of inhabitable bioreactor cells (1x1km @0.5m/res), 2017. Image Courtesy of ecoLogicStudio + 13

Double Degree International Master’s Program - European Architecture

05:00 - 19 April, 2017
Double Degree International Master’s Program - European Architecture, International Masters Program European Architecture, Reiseuni_lab and: Logo©jp3_Christian Pieper
International Masters Program European Architecture, Reiseuni_lab and: Logo©jp3_Christian Pieper

The postgraduate programme is a unique and innovative approach to international architectural education: it combines the idea of the classical artist journey with the intensive, interdisciplinary and project-oriented workshop tradition and team-work, focusing on acute topics generating architectural knowledge and dialogue across greater Europe between cities as Tallinn, Lisbon, Helsinki, Berlin, Dessau, Ljubljana, Innsbruck and Haifa.

Call for Applications: 2017 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Edge/Blurring Boundaries

07:00 - 18 April, 2017
Call for Applications: 2017 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Edge/Blurring Boundaries

The Open Academy of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) is very excited to launch the 2017 Tallinn Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Edge/Blurring Boundaries! The courses will take place in August 2017 and focus on innovative, solution-seeking, salient topics: cooperation between the natural environment and humans in nature, mapping roads and traffic to improve the efficacy of investments into public space, Estonian artistic life in the regional and international context, constructing and building large-scale, custom-dimensioned features for the elephants of the Tallinn Zoo and linking art and technology in Clay 3D printing. The teaching staff of the Summer Academy includes leading educators, researchers and artists from the EAA and partner universities.

Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) 2017 Vision Competition: "Re-metabolizing Paljassaare"

05:30 - 17 January, 2017
Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) 2017 Vision Competition: "Re-metabolizing Paljassaare", satellite view of Paljassare Peninsula area
satellite view of Paljassare Peninsula area

Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017 have announced the TAB 2017 Vision Competition, offering architects, scientists and artists the chance to define a new urbanity of the Paljassaare Peninsula in Tallinn in the era when no ecosystem is unaffected by human action. The deadline for the one-stage international competition is 25th of April 2017.

Tallinn Creative Hub / Kavakava

05:00 - 6 January, 2017
Tallinn Creative Hub  / Kavakava, © Tõnu Tunnel
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© Tõnu Tunnel © Kaupo Kikkas          © Tõnu Tunnel © Tõnu Tunnel + 17

Rotermann Grain Elevator / KOKO architects

08:00 - 4 November, 2016
Rotermann Grain Elevator / KOKO architects, Courtesy of KOKO architects
Courtesy of KOKO architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Area

    5600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

Open Call: 2017 Tallinn Architecture Biennale Installation Programme

05:00 - 27 September, 2016
Open Call: 2017 Tallinn Architecture Biennale Installation Programme, TAB 2015 installation Body Building by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam. Image by Tõnu Tunnel
TAB 2015 installation Body Building by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam. Image by Tõnu Tunnel

Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017 is announcing TAB 2017 Urban Installation Programme Open Call, offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and build an experimental wooden folly in the heart of Tallinn. The international open two-stage competition is challenging participants to develop creative designs for a temporary outdoor installation, making innovative use of the fabrication capacities with the Estonian wooden house manufacturers.

promote synergy between emerging designers and industry.

Curators of the TAB 2017

KODA / Kodasema

05:00 - 9 July, 2016
KODA / Kodasema, © Paul Kuimet
© Paul Kuimet

© Paul Kuimet © Paul Kuimet © Paul Kuimet © Paul Kuimet + 15

Niine Apartment Building / KUU Architects

05:00 - 4 April, 2016
Niine Apartment Building  / KUU Architects, © Tõnu Tunnel
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Design Team

    Koit Ojaliiv, Juhan Rohtla, Joel Kopli
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

Fahle House / KOKO architects

23:00 - 22 January, 2016
Fahle House / KOKO architects, Courtesy of KOKO
Courtesy of KOKO

Courtesy of KOKO Courtesy of KOKO Courtesy of KOKO Courtesy of KOKO + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Client

    Koger & Partners
  • Area

    19400.0 sqm

Seaplane Harbour / KOKO architects

04:00 - 18 January, 2016
Seaplane Harbour / KOKO architects, Courtesy of Koko
Courtesy of Koko

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

Rotermann Carpenter's Workshop / KOKO architects

04:00 - 15 January, 2016
Rotermann Carpenter's Workshop / KOKO architects, Courtesy of Koko
Courtesy of Koko

Courtesy of Koko Courtesy of Koko Courtesy of Koko Courtesy of Koko + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tallinn, Estonia
  • Area

    2700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

To Think In Actual Space, With Actual Materials: An Interview with Siiri Vallner of Kavakava Architects

09:30 - 30 December, 2015
To Think In Actual Space, With Actual Materials: An Interview with Siiri Vallner of Kavakava Architects, Narva College (2012). Image © Kaido Haagen
Narva College (2012). Image © Kaido Haagen

Estonian contemporary architecture is diverse in nature. Here, one can find the spark and freshness of Danish- and Dutch-influenced architecture as well as the tradition-carrying conservatism of Nordic Modernism. A third trend that can be highlighted in contemporary Estonian architecture is a context-sensitive approach to built environment, in which particular emphasis is placed upon the historical, social, as well as spatial contexts. Siiri Vallner’s works may be classified into the latter of these three groups. The buildings she has designed do not number many, but by way of their spatial ideas and solutions they have strongly influenced and enriched Estonia’s architectural culture.

Siiri Vallner is currently sharing her office Kavakava with Indrek Peil, another relatively young Estonian architect. Vallner has received several awards over the last few years. In 2013, together with Indrek Peil, Katrin Koov, and interior architect Hannes Praks, she was awarded the National Culture Award for their architectural solution for the University of Tartu’s Narva College in Narva, Estonia. She was likewise one of three female architects to be given special international recognition at the “arcVision Prize – Women in Architecture” competition in Italy (2013). I spoke with Vallner about both her work and her projects.

Kindergarten Lotte (2008). Image © Aivo Kallas The Pier (2011). Image © Margit Argus Tartu Health Care College (2011). Image © Jaan Sokk Villa Lokaator (2007). Image © Paul Riddle + 7