As part of the 2017 Tallinn Architecture Biennale, architects, scientists and artists are invited to take part in the TAB 2017 Vision Competition. The aim of the competition is to define a new, sustainable approach to urban design for the Paljassaare Peninsula, with consideration of all of its specific challenges.
Today nowhere is safe from human interaction and ecosystems across the planet have and will continue to suffer for it unless change is made. The wild beauty of the Paljassaare Peninsula contrasts distinctly with the historic Soviet aesthetic of Tallinn, so the competition invites interested parties to come forth with their own ideas and visions that will preserve and protect the natural and artificial heritage of the region.
Participants will put forward strategies and solutions that consider emerging digital advancements and incorporate bio technologies into the design. The theme of the competition is “Re-metabolizing Paljassaare”, which challenges a new urbanity, whilst retaining the important existing natural and industrial considerations – the eternal struggle between environmentalism and commercialism.
The TAB Vision Competition asks the hard questions on coexistence between man and earth and in the process, begins to develop a future dialogue amongst creative minds.
Entries should be in the form of a short video and simulated examples of scenarios are welcome and encouraged. The deadline for the one-stage international competition is 25th of April 2017. First prize is $4,000, with second and third prizes offering $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. Many of the projects will also be exhibited at the 2017 Tallinn Architecture Biennale.
The competition is organized by the Tallinn Architecture Biennale Team. You can read more about the competition on the TAB website.
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