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The International Architecture Schools’ Exhibition “N+1 Methods” of TAB 2013 presents 15 renowned architecture schools from all over the world in Tallinn’s Linnahall – a grand Soviet era concert hall that has been closed for the public for many years.
 
N+1 Methods introduces a variety of methods for analysing, questioning and creating space from the pragmatic and practical to the utopian and visionary. Attention is shifted from architecture as a matter of fact to architecture as a process of critical thinking. Space is approached on the basis of perceptional experiences as well as with the aid of mathematical equations, making use of robot technology and relying on the traditional drafting table. When various different approaches are combined, compared and contrasted, the amount of spatial possibilities is endless. 
 
The Schools’ Exhibition raises a critical question: how might different methods of approach function in the context of recycling the historical Soviet-era space? 
 

Students who participate today are the professional architects of tomorrow.
Most of them have not experienced the Soviet era first-hand but only know its echoes. Therefore for many of them, Soviet spaces are not necessarily politically charged. It provides them with freedom to see the modernist spaces of the past free from emotions.
 
The Schools’ Exhibition is a meeting place for fresh architectural ideas at the Linnahall: in a space that very much needs a new vision. Perhaps a new idea will be found from among the exhibits with the help of which the Linnahall can be given a new future?
 
The exhibition will be opened in the foyer of Tallinn’s Linnahall on 4 September at 8 pm and will remain open until the end of September daily from noon to 7 pm. During the Biennale, discussions will be held among students and lecturers along with photographing expeditions into the lost rooms of the Linnahall.
 
The exhibition is sponsored by Overall Eesti AS.
 
Attention: Tallink Hotels offers special rates for TAB delegates. Please visitwww.tallinkhotels.ee for booking your stay.

 

Tallinn Architecture Biennale is an architecture and urban planning forum that brings together theory and practice, experience and innovation in order to spark fruitful discussion. This year’s biennale is curated by b210, a team of young architects including Karin Tõugu, Kadri Klementi, Aet Ader, Kaidi Õis and Mari Hunt, and organised by the Estonian Centre of Architecture.
 
The topic of TAB 2013 – Recycling Socialism – focuses on the following questions: What is there to recycle from the spaces, structures, projects, ideas, concepts and materials of socialist architecture? What is there to recycle for today’s life and new utopias of the future?
 
More information: www.tab.ee
 

 
List of Participating Universities:
 
Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Estonia
Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway
Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Austria
Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Ireland
Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, France
Politecnico di Milano – DAStU – Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani / Scuola di Architettura e società, Italy
Strelka Institute, Russia
Tampere University of Technology, Finland 
RMIT School of Architecture and Design, Australia
TTK University of Applied Sciences, Estonia
University of Pennsylvania PennDesign Research Studio, USA
University of Innsbruck, Institute for Experimental Architecture, REX|LAB, Austria with Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Architecture and Urban Design and Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Mechatronics
Contemporary Architecture Information Centre & Riga Technical University, Latvia
 
 
Chief Organiser: Estonian Centre of Architecture
Co-organisers: City of Tallinn, Estonian Academy of Arts, Union of Estonian Architects, Museum of Estonian Architecture
Curators: b210  – Kaidi Õis, Aet Ader, Kadri Klementi, Karin Tõugu,
Exhibition of school projects: Kaidi Õis / kaidi@b210.ee
 
Project Manager: Lill Sarv info@tab.ee
Press And Media: Maris Hellrand press@tab.ee Phone: +372 56 2011 18
Supporters: Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, City of Tallinn, Union of Estonian Architects, Overall, Tallink, Carmen Grupp, Velux, Pagari Residentsid OÜ

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