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Friday 02 Sep 2011

Inaugural Tallinn Architecture Biennale opens on 8th September in Tallinn, Estonia

The first international Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) takes place September 8th - 11th in the Estonian capital. TAB’s main theme is landscape urbanism and the relationships between the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. TAB comprises of multiple types of events: exhibitions, vision competition, symposium, lectures, discussions, workshops and guided tours in various parts of Tallinn.

Invited guests include architects and related professionals from Estonia, United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Estonian Centre of Architecture as the main organiser of TAB is happy to invite everyone interested in architecture and urban issues to celebrate contemporary architecture at the first Tallinn Architecture Biennale.

The co-curator of TAB, architect Villem Tomiste believes that in addition to the cultural value the biennale offers a good platform for networking as well as for introducing Estonian architecture to the world. “Considering the small size of Estonia it is very important for local architects to see past the state borders – to show themselves and their works, collaborate with foreign architects, exchange information and experiences,” said Tomiste.

The first TAB concentrates on the topics of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism, gathered under the title landscape urbanism. “Via landscapes we can learn the underlying structures of nature as useful patterns for improving urban life,” explained architect Katrin Koov, curator of the TAB symposium.

TAB comprises of three main events: the symposium Landscape Urbanism (curator Katrin Koov), the main exhibition 11FLIRTS (curator Villem Tomiste) and the vision competition STREET 2020. Pre-registration for the event lasts until 5th September. Additional information about the event can be found at www.tab.ee

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