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Estonia’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale examines architecture’s capacity to be political

The Estonian exhibition, the “Weak Monument”, at the Estonian pavilion at the 16th Venice Biennale, the international architecture exhibition, examines architecture’s capacity to be political. The Estonian Centre of Architecture said in a press release that the Estonian pavilion curators, Laura Linsi, Roland Reemaa and Tadeáš Říha, “explore the spectrum …

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An Estonian architecture company designs an installation for a festival in Winnipeg

A wooden installation comprising of two towers, designed by the Estonian architecture company, b210, was selected from among 180 proposals submitted to the international arts and architecture festival Warming Huts, an urban outdoor winter festival in Winnipeg, Canada.  The Warming Huts festival commissions several installations each year, with the projects to …

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Estonian culture introduced in three Hungarian cities

A week full of Estonian cultural events is taking place from 14-26 March in three Hungarian cities – Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged. For the tenth time already, the Estonian Institute brings the latest highlights in the country’s cultural scene to Hungary. For those unaware, the two countries share linguistic connection …

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PICTURES: What would you do with a giant Soviet-era ‘mothership’ in the middle of Tallinn?

At 4 pm on 20 July 1980, the Olympic flame was lit and the Olympic anthem was played in the Estonian capital – Tallinn became a host city of the Moscow Olympic Games’ sailing programme. In preparation of the international sporting event, a number of huge construction projects were undertaken …

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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania join forces for the Venice Biennale

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be represented at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – the Venice Biennale – by a joint Baltic pavilion with a project that won three separate national competitions with the proposal to represent three states in one joint exhibition. The curators from the three countries said …

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PICTURES: Students create giant wooden megaphones to help people listen to Estonian nature

If a tree falls in the forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? So the old saying goes. But that question may soon have an answer thanks to a team of architecture students who have installed three giant wooden megaphones in Võrumaa, at the …

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Tartu University opens its new, modern physics building

On 25 August, the University of Tartu opened its new modern building of the Institute of Physics, called Physicum, situated at the university’s Maarjamõisa science campus. The building of approximately 13,000 square metres provides contemporary facilities for research in physics, materials science and nanotechnology. “The new building of the Institute …

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Estonian “Noa” house among the highlights at the top UK home design show

Estonian architect-inventor Jaanus Orgusaar’s garden house, the Noa, was one of the highlights at the UK top home show, Grand Designs Live, held at the London ExCel Centre from 3-11 May 2014. The show had over 500 exhibitors and was attended by 111,000 visitors last year. EstonianWorld had a chat …

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Estonia first country to build a virtual pavilion for the Venice Biennale

The curators of the Estonian pavilion at the 14th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition will build a virtual pavilion to complement the physical Estonian exhibition; the interactive web environment will allow digital users to affect the physical pavilion in real time. “In a country as digitally savvy as Estonia, public …

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21st century Estonian architecture – 20 remarkable buildings

To a stranger – a wondering eye in a new country – architecture can be a window to the country’s past, present and future. We compiled a selection of remarkable Estonian architecture from the recent decades, which represents a new, forward-looking and confident Estonia. This short introduction with images (click …

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