Competition :: Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013 Vision Competition: Recycling Socialism


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Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013 Vision Competition: Recycling Socialism

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013

Väike-Õismäe differs from other similar neighbourhoods in Tallinn by way of its concentric plan derived from the idea of a circle-city. The district is positioned circularly as a single, complete solution around a pond in the middle. On the one hand, Väike-Õismäe, which was recognised with a national award upon completion in the 1980s, is a clear underlying structure for further developments. On the other hand, this circle-based plan is also a limitation that gives the illusion of a functional whole, but where – similarly to other modernist apartment block areas – the environment and modern-day life are still searching for a common language.

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