Exhibition ‘TALLINN 2034’ by TalTech Architectural Students
- Time:01.02.19 - 28.02.19
1–28 February 2019 – exhibition ‘Tallinn 2034: Planning Project of the Course V Students of the Tallinn University of Technology’ in the glass gallery of TalTech Library.
An architect must be both a theorist and a practitioner at the same time and know as much about philosophy and art as the load-bearing capacity of concrete panels and pipe-laying. That is the beauty and pain of being an architect.
In the framework of the Tallinn 2034 project, the city was divided into 23 regions which the students had to solve independently, based on the existing urban solution and doing so in a so-called realistic way – increasing urban density, correcting errors, or providing perspective structures. Additionally, the terms of reference included creating 11 ‘fantasy areas’ from scratch, as if there was nothing there and nothing should be taken into account. This was done by students in pairs or threes.
How to operate simultaneously in such different areas? What is the right relationship between a realistic approach and dreaming? How to strike balance between academic freedom and taking into account the actual situation? The students of architecture at TalTech are looking for an answer and shaping one of the possible futures of Tallinn.
The project was led by Ignar Fjuk and Ivan Gavrilov. The exhibition was designed by Priit Rannik.