The prefabricated housing, built some 50-70 years ago, is already worn out. It does not meet the today’s requirements for energy efficiency and is not attractive to the inhabitants anymore: this type of housing fails to correspond to the current needs and way of life of people, and often is perceived as dull, grey and visually unappealing.
Dedicated to the theme “Edible; Or, The Architecture of Metabolism”, Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2022 curated by Lydia Kallipoliti(Greek/ USA) and Areti Markopoulou (Greek/ Spain), in collaboration with local advisor Ivan Sergejev and assistant curator Sonia Sobrino Ralston, aims to empower architects, planners, and environmental designers to take a proactive stance on architecture’s expressive capacity to perform circular operations, to generate resources – food and energy – and to self-decompose.
On November 5, 2021, the best works of young architects from Baltic states were awarded at the ceremony held in Tallinn, Estonia. The jury unanimously agreed to award the prize for the Best Masters Project to Reda Petravičiūtė from Lithuania and give out two Honourable Mentions.
An entry by the firm of architects DAGOpen OÜ, a competition project titled "City Break" has won the architectural competition for the new development of the Kaubamaja quarter - the registered immovables of Gonsiori tn. 2/Rävala pst. 6. The authors of the competition project are Jaan Kuusemets, Erko Luhaaru, Anne Vingisar, Jose De la Peña Gómez Millán, Jose A Pavón Gonzalez and Myriam Rego Gómez from architectural firms DAGOpen OÜ and BAKPAK ARCHITECTS S.L.P.
On Monday, Port of Tallinn announced a design contest for the Old City Harbour development Master Plan in order to find a long-term comprehensive solution that will become the basis for real estate developments in the harbour area and the connection of the urban and public space with the harbour’s functions.
On April 17-18, Tallinn will host the main assembly of the Architects' Council of Europe that is also celebrating its 25th anniversary. The jubilee will be attended by Europe’s best architects as well as the presidents of architects’ federations from US, UK and UIA. A festive gala ACE-25 will be held in Tallinn Seaplane Harbour on Friday evening.