The Estonian Centre for Architecture has announced its shortlist of candidates for the sixth international Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2022. The competition has received a record number of submissions from all over the world, including Europe, Australia, and the USA. The jury selected the finalists out of 26 submissions, who will be interviewed in the competition’s second stage. Final results will be announced after the second stage jury meeting in August 2020.
These are the five finalists (in alphabetical order):
“Adaptive Reuse” explores how heritage-led contemporary architecture contributes to placemaking and creating more sustainable urbanism. Curatorial team: Kaija-Luisa Kurik, Ewa Effiom, Keiti Kljavin and Martina Schwab.
“Edible: Architecture that Makes Food, Or, Is Eaten Away” transfers the metabolism and experiential aptitudes of the natural world to the domain of cities and buildings. Curators: Areti Markopoulou, Lydia Kallipoliti. Local Co-Curator: Ivan Sergejev
“Emotionalism” proposes that TAB 2022 serves as the launch pad for an architectural movement called Emotionalism. Seeing humanity as devalued by an ever-deepening digitalization, it re-asserts what makes us human through the design of the built environment. Curatorial team: Tszwai So and Herbert Wright.
“Home” focuses on traditional domains of the home, showcasing new opportunities for social interaction within, on the border of, and in the close proximity of homes. Curatorial team: Eerika Alev, Eva Kedelauk, Kristel Niisuke, Kristiina Way, and Margus Tamm.
“Life Beyond Work” looks at the architecture of “leisure”— an architecture dedicated to enjoyment, relaxation, and non-productive activity. Curatorial team: Helen Runting, Karin Matz, Rutger Sjögrim, Maroš Krivy, Tristan Main and Karin Kahre.
The competition jury consists of Villem Tomiste (Head of TAB Committee, Head of the Jury), Raul Järg (Director of the Estonian Centre for Architecture), Veronika Valk-Siska (Ministry of Culture’s Adviser for Architecture and Design ), Liina Soosaar (assistant to the curator of TAB 2019), Tiit Trummal (architect), Epp Lankots (Senior Researcher at the Estonian Academy of Arts), and Johan Tali (architect).