Promoting young emerging architects in timber fabrication
Abstract: Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017 Urban
Installation Programme is offering emerging architectural talent the
opportunity to design and build an experimental wooden structure 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 timber house factories. The aim is to promote
synergy between emerging designers and industry. Driven by TAB17 main
topic, we are looking for visionary models and principles of biological self-organization, computational material logic and the embodied
algorithms of the future of bio-city.
Time frame: October 15, 2016 - I stage portfolio submission; November 1, 2016 - II stage participants announced; February 1, 2017- II stage design submission; August 2017 - construction; September 7-10, 2017 - TAB Installation Programme opening, with exhibition, book launch & symposium.
All grass area in front of the building, including the hill (flat area on top of the hill - 17x17m)
No penetrative foundations possible
Maximum height 5m
Lifespan 23 months
Realization: Participants are asked to use local sustainable material - timber and
winners have a chance to co-produce it with local timber industry.
Machinery available for lam-wood, 5 axis CNC milling for timber or planar
surfaces, lasering, etc. The use of local industrial CNC capabilities is
Programme curators: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam PART.archi