Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB is an international architecture and urban planning festival with a diverse programme that fosters local architectural culture. TAB encourages synergy between Estonian and foreign architects as well as between architects and the general public.

4th Tallinn Architecture Biennale is curated by architect, urban designer and ecologist Claudia Pasquero. She is the co-founder of ecoLogicStudio and director of the Urban Morphogenesis Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL. TAB 2017 is based on her proposal bioTallinn. TAB opens in Tallinn on 13-17th of September 2017. The 2017 Biennale will feature Curators’ Exhibition, Vision Competition and a Symposium curated by Claudia Pasquero and her team.

TAB 2017 will also include numerous side events: Installation Competition, International Schools’ Exhibition, TAB Club, publications, installations, films, lectures, discussions, tours, parties and a lot more.

TAB is produced by Estonian Centre of Architecture.

  • Team

    Claudia Pasquero

    Head Curator

    Alice Buoli

    Assistant Curator

    Sille Pihlak

    Curator for Installation Competition

    Siim Tuksam

    Curator for Installation Competition

    Maria Kristiin Peterson

    Biennale Producer

    Eve Arpo

    Biennale Producer

    Lucy Bullivant

    Curator Exhibition and Webzine Editor

    Veronika Valk

    Curator for Schools Exhibition

    Johanna-Mai Riismaa

    Volunteer Coordinator

    Anett Tõnismäe

    TAB Club Programme Curator

    Rebecca Kontus

    Satellite Programme Curator

  • Press



    For all press enquires please contact the Tallinn Architecture Biennale team:

    Triin Männik
    E-mail: press@tab.ee
    Phone: +372 611 7436
    Estonian Centre of Architecture
    Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn 10415

    For high resolution images and press releases visit TAB 2017 press site.

  • Volunteers

    General info

    TAB is on the hunt for volunteers!

    Now is the time to gather a team of enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to prepare and help during the long week of events, talks, films, exhibitions, parties and a lot more!

    If you are enthusiastic about architecture and design, but also excited about exhibition and event organizing, you are perfect to join our team! We are looking for people with can-do-attitude who are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Whether you speak fluent English or not, whether you can drive a car or not, whether you know how to use power tools or not –  we will definitely have a fun and challenging task for you.


    Sign up

    We hope you will join us!

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  • Partners

  • History

    TAB 2015: Self-Driven City
    9-13 September, 2015
    Curators: Marten Kaevats, Arhitekt Must, Ivan Sergejev, Helen Pau, Damiano Cerrone, Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam, Maria Derlõš

    The third TAB was looking into the changes, challenges and opportunities that our cities and their inhabitants will be facing once the third industrial revolution is implemented in full scale and we all start using self-driving cars. What will this mean for architects, designers, urban planners? TAB turned Tallinn into a test site for the cities of the future, visualising ideas and conceptualising the way cities are built.

    TAB 2015 exhibitions had 103 000 visitors. Symposion programme included 20 lecturers and 400 participants.

    TAB 2013: Recycling Socialism
    4-30 September, 2013
    Curators: Aet Ader, Kadri Klementi, Karin Tõugu and Kaidi Õis

    TAB 2013 was exploring the modernist and socialist architecture from the 1960s to the 1980s. While dealing with the soviet era architecture, TAB aimed to inspire architects, city planners and citizens to look for the best ideas rather than presenting ready-made projects. For the first time the Sprat-Tin Hall of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was open to the public. Also, for the first time since many years, the doors of Linnahall, the grand soviet concert hall, was opened for the architecture schools exhibition.

    TAB hosted many well-known contemporary architects and theorists starting with Bjarke Ingels (BIG) as a jury member of the vision competition to the radical Italian architect Pier Vittorio Aureli (Dogma) as an author at the Curators’ Exhibition and speaker of the symposium.

    TAB 2011: Landscape Urbanism
    8-11 September, 2011
    Curated by Villem Tomiste

    The very first Tallinn Architecture Biennale concentrated on the hybrid issue of landscape urbanism. TAB 2011 considered landscape urbanism as so-called ’third way’, which could possibly solve urban problems that had proved to be too difficult for traditional planning because of rapid processes, constant change and instability. Landscape urbanism could also provide answers how to guide urban processes from inside, so that the system as a whole still maintains a balance. The term ’landscape’ is used primarily as the model for consistency, responsiveness and scale.

    TAB 2011 comprised of three main events: symposium Landscape Urbanism (curated by Katrin Koov), exhibition 11FLIRTS (curated by Villem Tomiste) and vision competition STREET 2020.

  • Contact

    For all enquires please contact the Tallinn Architecture Biennale team

    Põhja pst 27a
    Tallinn 10415


    For all press enquires please contact

    Triin Männik
    + 372 5620 1104

  • Tickets

    Get your TAB 2017 PASS here!


    Early Bird Ticket campaign is valid from 31st of March until 30th of June 2017!


    Festival passes for Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2017 are on sale now starting from 35€. Early Bird campaign is valid until 30th of June 2017.  For architecture lovers with especially big hearts we have also the TAB Supporter Pass available for 100 Euros.

    Purchase your festival Pass through Piletimasin website or at Estonian Centre of Architecture office in Kultuurikatel, Põhja pst 27 a (contact: +372 611 7436)

    Regular TAB Pass 65 Euros
    Student TAB Pass 35 Euros
    Supporter TAB Pass 100 Euros

    TAB Pass entitles you
    – entrance to all events and exhibitions in TAB Programme
    – 2-day entrance to TAB Symposium at Telliskivi, Roheline Saal
    – TAB 2017 catalogue
    – entrance to TAB Gala
    – TAB 2017 tote bag