Open international design competition for an architectural design of the historic and cultural complex in Kaliningrad



On behalf of the Kaliningrad Region Government and with assistance of the Kaliningrad City Administration, the Non-Profit Partnership ”Urban Planning Bureau ”Heart of the City” launches an open international architectural design competition for an architectural design of the Governmental historic and cultural complex on the grounds of the former order castle Königsberg in Kaliningrad (“Post-castle”, 4,5 ha).

TAB 2015 announces Vision Competition “Epicentre of Tallinn”



Tallinn Architecture Biennale has announced the vision competition “Epicentre of Tallinn” to find a design solution for intersections in the future, when only self-driving 
cars will drive on the city streets. The international one-stage architecture competition invites entries by the end of May.

The application for International competition for the urban development concept of the Moscow River’s adjacent territory is opened



The applications for participation in the international competition for the urban development concept of embankments and areas adjacent to the Moscow River have opened. Competition is organized by Project Institute of Master Plan of Moscow at the commission of Committee for Architecture of Moscow. The applications for participation on in the competition will be held to September 12

YARKYFEST Architecture Festival announced the results of the open international competition for the summer residential unit



The jury headed by renowned Finnish artist and architect Marco Casagrande summed up the results of an open international competition for the summer residential unit. The five best projects will be implemented on the territory of Yarky Hostel & Space in spring – summer 2015 within the frame of YARKYFEST Architecture Festival organized by Project Baltia magazine and Yarky Hostel & Space.

The YARKYFEST Architecture festival is set aside till spring 2015



The YARKYFEST Architecture Festival, which was to be held in September-October 2014, by the decision of the customer is set aside till spring-summer 2015. The concept and the format of the festival remain the same. In the nearest time the results of an open international competition for the summer residential unit design will be summed up. The deadline of applying for theatre and architecture workshop curated by Finnish artist and architect Marco Casagrande and stage director from St. Petersburg Maxim Didenko is prolonged till March 2015.

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At a conference, taking place in Tallinn on April 21-22, architecture’s turn to nature and data will be explored from political and historical perspectives. Keynote speakers are Matthew Gandy and Douglas Spencer from the UK. The conference is organised by the
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia in cooperation with the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, UK. The event is open to the public.


The only foreigner to take part in the series of architecture talks entitled ‘Genius loci’ (organized by Project Baltia and the ‘Novaya Gollandiya: cultural urbanization’ project) was the Finnish theoretician Juhani Pallasmaa. Russian readers know Pallasmaa from his book ‘The thinking hand. Existential and embodied wisdom in architecture’, which is now a bibliographical rarity. Here Marina Nikiforova talks to Finland’s principal architect-thinker.



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