The site for the 2019 Vision Competition is made up of the east side of Kopli, a portion of Kalamaja, and areas adjacent to the railway lands that will, in the near future, become an important new part of Tallinn. The nearby urban area is both local and global in outlook and we wish this duality to transpire through the proposals. We seek to escape the bland globalisation of standard developer architecture and find new concepts in keeping with the alternative lifestyles of the inhabitants of Kalamaja.
The task is to create a neighbourhood of shared and private habitats to live and work in. Indoor and outdoor places for people of all ages to learn, play and grow.
The aspiration is for the innovative design of dynamic and beautiful architecture where digital gains are augmented by human judgment and cognitive intuition. A goal is to consider the shared eco-system, enhancing relationships between people, flora and fauna, exploring the relationship between the organic and inorganic and considering indoors as outdoors.
We seek a widening of the palette of emotional involvement and the creation of new architectures informed by contemporary, diverse experiences of beauty, which encompass the requirements of ecology and society, as with all good architecture such parameters cannot be compromised.
Whilst not compulsory, we are excited by the possibilities of collaborative design and encourage entries by teams that include members from different practices working together, while each keeping their own language, tools and methods ‒ though being aware of the design produced by their colleagues, reflecting and hopefully responding at key stages in the design process.