Epicentre of Tallinn

Sponsors: Estonian Centre of Architecture and Tallinn City

Language: English

Eligibility: Architects and students of architecture


29 May 2015 – Deadline for submission of entries 

TAB Tallinn vision competition is curated by Arhitekt Must.

The jury

• Winy Maas, MVRDV (Rotterdam)

• Endrik Mänd, Tallinn City Architect

• Villem Tomiste, the Union of Estonian Architects


1st Prize – €4,000

2nd Prize – €2,000

3rd Prize – €1,000

+ five honorary mentions

 A separate prize will be given to the people’s choice.

Design challenge:

The vision competition seeks answers to the questions how driverless cars will alter the cityscape and the public space, and what will be the idea of the new public space.

The curator of the vision competition Alvin Järving says, that Viru Square is especially suitable for the competition, being the epicentre of Tallinn where historic, current and future fields of action meet – the medieval Old Town, the old industrial quarter of Rotermann, the Soviet modernist hotel Viru and contemporary architecture: “Today the square is cut off from the city space, it is just traffic area – but what could be done with the Viru Square in the future when the cars will drive without a driver?” The technological change gives the junction a chance to become a city square once again. The TAB Vision Competition wants to rethink the Viru intersection both on the functional as well as symbolic level. Architects should rearrange traffic and plan new functions but also create a symbolic focal point of the self-driving city and a real space.

The Competition website: http://www.tab.ee/programme/vision-competition