TAB 2024 installation programme


The Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2024, TAB 2024 (, which will take place from 9 October to 1 December, 2024 (Opening Week: October 9th – 16th, 2024), has presented its Installation Programme Competition: “For-This-Situation”.

With a submission deadline on May 15th, 2024, participants to develop creative designs for a temporary outdoor installation at Tallinn’s busiest local transportation hub – the Balti Jaam.

The Pavilion is located on the edge of the largely intact Tallinn Bastion Belt, which encircles Tallinn’s UNESCO-protected medieval Old Town. The winning proposal of the Installation Programme Competition will serve as a waiting area for the passengers of the local bus lines.

During TAB 2024 a 1:1 fragment of the winning proposal will be built. The project should draw inspiration by the concept of standing still, an act of killing time and needing shelter.

The Pavilion will focus on the contrasts of everyday life: happiness, disappointment, security or boredom as we wait for a message, a job interview or a gathering.

The Installation Programme Competition aligns with TAB 2024’s main theme “Resources for a Future”, which was conceived by the curatorial team Daniel A. Walser, Anhelina L. Starkova and Jaan Kuusemets, and delves into different principles of using our resources, in architecture, building materials or urban planning.

“The For-This-Situation Pavilion” encourages participants to explore new ways of using repurposed, reused resources and use bio-based materials to create a durable installation.

The TAB 2024 Installation Programme Competition invites architects to imagine a public infrastructure that reuses materials from a local timber manufacturer (Thermory), second-hand material handlers and potential collaborators from quarries, forestry, waste management departments to create a community space that prioritises people, sufficiency and joy. Source by Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2024.