9 September - 18 October 2015

9.09 - 18.10 2015










OPEN CALL: TAB17 Installation Programme

Pilot-installation Body Building presented at TAB 2015 by architecture practice PART

OPEN CALL: TAB17 Installation Programme

Promoting young emerging architects in timber fabrication

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.



Site conditions:
  • Built in front of the Estonian Architecture Museum, Ahtri 2, Tallinn 10151
  • 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
  • Material: Wood


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 encouraged.

Programme curators:
Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam

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