TAB 2019 Symposium is co-financed by European Regional Development
Fund (30 000 Euros). The main goals of the conference is to bring
together architecture community, to learn, to exchange ideas and
The Ministry of Culture of Estonia is a Cabinet-level governmental
agency in Estonia in charge of conducting and organising the
country’s cultural affairs and policies.
The Cultural Endowment of Estonia is a legal person in public law
the objective of the activities of which is to support the arts,
folk culture, physical fitness and sport and the construction and
renovation of cultural buildings by the purposeful accumulation of
funds and distribution thereof for specific purposes.
TAB 2019 Headline Partner is ABB.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a
comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of
innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in
digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading
businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and
Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB
Ability™ digital platform. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with
about 147,000 employees.
The British Council is the UK’s international organization for
cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create
friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK
and other countries. In Estonia we work primarily in the following
areas: education, arts and culture, skills development and
empowerment of young people.
The Museum of Estonian Architecture focuses on collecting,
researching, and displaying 20th-century and contemporary
architecture. Since 1996 its permanent home has been the
historical building of the Rotermann Salt Storage – one of
Tallinn’s most outstanding examples of industrial architecture.
The museum is a board member of the International Confederation of
Architectural Museums (ICAM) and has good relationships with both
Nordic and European architectural institutions.
The Estonian Association of Architects (EAA) organizes architects,
landscape architects and architecture researchers. EAA’s main
field of activity is architecture expertise, concerning both
organizing architecture competitions as well as offering expert
assessments on particular cases. Besides that, the EAA grants
professional qualifications, nominates candidates for annual
architecture prizes, etc.
Tallinn Urban Planning Department is TAB partner for organizing
the Vision Competition.
The Goethe-Institut is a non-profit German cultural association
operational worldwide with 159 institutes, promoting the study of
the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural
exchange and relations.
Established in 1914, the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) is the
only public university in Estonia providing higher education in
fine arts, design, architecture, media, visual studies, art
culture, and conservation. EKA is striving to be among the leading
international centres of innovation in the field of visual culture
– the Estonian Academy of Arts collaborates with more than a
hundred top art, design, and architecture universities worldwide
and belongs to several international higher education networks.
Created in 2010 as a legacy foundation the mission of the
Baltic-American Freedom Foundation is to enrich the ties between
the United States and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania through
programs of education and exchange centering on economic growth
and democratic processes. The foundation invests over 3 million
U.S. dollars in different scholarships annually focusing on for
example students, researchers and also organizations.
UPM-Kymmene Otepää AS is a birch plywood mill, which manufactures
high-quality uncoated and coated WISA® birch plywood of multiple
variety for different demanding applications worldwide, e.g.
construction, transportation, furniture and LNG carriers.
Sponsor and Virtual reality partner Vive Arts harnesses
cutting-edge technology to transform the way culture is
experienced, delivering one-of-a-kind projects that can be
accessed anywhere in the world. It fosters digital innovation,
working with leading artists, museums and cultural organizations
to create immersive artworks and exhibits using the latest
technology. Since its launch in 2017, Vive Arts has established
nearly 40 partnerships with leading cultural institutions,
including Tate Modern in London, Musée d’Orsay and Musee de
l’Orangerie in Paris, the American Museum of Natural History
in New York, the National Palace Museum in Taipei, as well as the
ArtScience Museum in Singapore.
Thermory AS is the world’s biggest manufacturer of chemical-free
thermally modified wood and the refiner of sauna materials.
Thermory exports to more than 50 countries worldwide. As a leading
manufacturer of sauna materials and ready-made saunas, Thermory
offers various solutions and ideas for using wood.
The EU–Japan Fest is the cultural exchange between the European
Union and Japan that is arranged with the help of the EU–Japan
Fest Japan Committee, a Japanese organization that since 1992 has
worked to create such exchanges between the year’s Cultural
Capital of Europe and Japan.
Velux supports Tallinn Architecture Biennale with the aim to
contribute to the promotion of local architecture culture. As an
enterprise promoting daylight and a good indoor climate, we value
integration of technology and developing the field of
architecture. Having years of experience in supporting
architecture, we find that the TAB offers a great opportunity to
promote daylight, fresh air and good quality of life.
Ruukki sells and manufactures energy-efficient building and
construction solutions, with a focus on Northern and Eastern
Europe. Their advanced technology, responsive partnerships and
time-tested practices fulfils every client’s dreams, whether they
build new buildings, or renovate old houses.
Ruukki’s portfolio includes both Ruukki and Plannja brands, which
are available through an extensive professional dealer network and
Ruukki has around 2,500 employees and production facilities across
15 plants in Europe. Ruukki Construction is a subsidiary of SSAB.
SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company operating in over 50
LAUFEN is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bathroom
ceramics. With its specialist core competence in the development,
manufacture and marketing of bathroom ceramics, LAUFEN has stamped
its decisive influence on the development of bathroom culture.
LAUFEN prides itself in providing its customers with the very best
and ensuring they enjoy well-being that only LAUFEN products. For
over 100 years, the LAUFEN brand has been known worldwide for its
high quality, good design and innovative solutions. Today LAUFEN
is also presented in all Nordic countries.
Zelos is a solution for organizations that need to manage, engage,
and activate their teams of volunteers. Zelos helps volunteer
organizations to become more efficient, so their local actions can
have more impact on global challenges.