The competition asked participants to consider new technologies and design strategies related to Estonia’s rich history of timber construction. The winning proposal will be built in August 2019 in front of the Museum of Estonian Architecture to “promote synergy between emerging talents and industry,” and will be open to the public during the TAB Opening Week in September 2019.
The firms who will proceed into the second stage of the competition are as follows:
I am really excited with the 12 selected teams, it’s a really diverse sample of a current generation of cutting-edge young architects, with different ideas, tools and methods. I think we managed to get people who can really challenge the idea of the primitive hut – these are designers and thinkers that go beyond mere technique and can develop a deep conceptual response to the brief. -Gilles Retsin, TAB 2019 Installation Programme Curator.
The second stage of the competition will be judged by a distinguished jury composed of Philippe Block (ETH, Zurich; NCCR, Switzerland), Areti Markopoulou (IAAC, Barcelona) and Mihkel Tüür (Architect and co-founder of Kadarik, Tüür. Architects, Estonia). While only the winning scheme will be constructed, all second stage participants will be exhibited at the TAB Installation Programme exhibition.