TAB 2019


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 to inspire.

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 service points.
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 countries.

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.

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