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Urban Jungle Vertical Park / PART Architecture

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Installation  · 
Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project PART Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Jahu Apartment Building / RAAM Architecture

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Apartments  · 
Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project RAAM Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Tallinn Architecture Biennale Announces the Programme for TAB 2019

TAB 2019, Tallinn’s 5th Architecture Biennale, will commence with its Opening Week from September 5-11, 2019. Earlier this week, the Biennale announced its programme of events for this year’s festival, which bears the theme “Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty”. TAB is an international celebration of architecture, organized by the Estonian Centre for Architecture and curated this year by Head Curator Dr. Yael Reisner. The Biennale consists of five main events, to take place in various venues in the heart of Tallinn, as well as a Satellite Programme hosting other events around the city.

TAB 2015 Installation by Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam. Image © Tõnu Tunnel TAB 2017 installation by Gilles Retsin. Image © NAARO TAB 2017 Curatorial Exhibition ecoLogicStudio. Image © NAARO TAB 2017 Curatorial Exhibition. Image © NAARO + 12

Call for applications: 2019 EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures!

The Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is welcoming applications for the international summer school — 2019 EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures! Application deadline: 26 May.

TAB 2019 Vision Competition: “New Habitats, New Beauties”

The fifth edition of Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2019) (www.tab.ee), announces the Open Call for its Vision Competition.

TAB 2019, which will take place from 11 September – 3 November 2019 with its Opening Week on 11-15 September 2019, is dedicated to the theme “Beauty Matters: the Resurgence of Beauty“ and it is curated by Israeli-born, London-based architect and researcher Dr. Yael Reisner (Yael Reisner Studio).


TAB 2019 Vision Competition “New Habitats, New Beauties”
Related to the main curatorial topic, this year’s competition focuses on the east side of Kopli, part of Kalamaja, an urban area in the North of

A Super Transformer - Elering Office Building / molumba

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

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."

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Äripäev Office / Arhitekt 11

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Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Arhitekt 11
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Baltic Station Market / KOKO architects

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Market  · 
Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project KOKO architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

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

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.

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House in Pirita / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

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Houses  · 
Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

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

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

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

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"

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

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Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Kavakava
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2015

Rotermann Grain Elevator / KOKO architects

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Renovation  · 
Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project KOKO architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Open Call: 2017 Tallinn Architecture Biennale Installation Programme

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