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Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB


The Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) is an international architecture and urban-planning forum. The Biennale continues the tradition of the Nordic-Baltic Architecture Triennale, which began in the 1990s, in an updated and fresh form. TAB is an architecture festival with a diverse programme that fosters local architectural culture. TAB encourages synergy between Estonian and foreign architects as well as between architects and the general public by way of creating contacts and exchanging ideas.

TAB 2013 Club Photo Tarvo Hanno Varres

TAB programme consists of four main events and a diverse satellite programme.

Tallinn Architecture Biennale is organised by the Estonian Centre of Architecture and creatively led by TAB Advisory Board, which consists of representatives from the Union of Estonian Architects, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn City, Ministry of Culture as well as former TAB curatorial teams. On the basis of a vision competition, the Board selects the curator or curatorial team for the Biennale every two years.

Curator Call for the 4th Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2017 will be announced on January 15th. 

TABs of past

III TAB 2015: Self-Driven City
9 September to 18 October 2015
Head Curator Marten Kaevats, Curatorial Team: Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam, Ivan Sergejev, Arhitekt Must, Helen Pau, Damiano Cerrone, Rebecca Kontus, Maria Derlõš, et al.

II TAB 2013: Recycling Socialism
4 to 30 September 2013
Curatorial team: Aet Ader, Kadri Klementi, Karin Tõugu, Kaidi Õis

I TAB 2011: Landscape Urbanism
8 to 11 September 2011
Curator: Villem Tomiste

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