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Thermory is the world’s biggest manufacturer of chemical-free thermally modified wood with significant projects in 50+ countries worldwide. They create real wood solutions that shape a valuable and sustainable living environment. Their selection includes exterior and indoor cladding, decking and flooring, and sauna materials.

Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2022 Symposium is co-financed by European Regional Development Fund with 29 867,60 euros. The main goals of the conference is to bring together architecture community, to learn, to exchange ideas and to inspire.

OCCO is an Estonian design tech startup transforming the interior design industry with an AI-powered platform for interior architects. It helps the professionals save valuable time on product search and project management. Today, OCCO has its offices in Tallinn, Amsterdam, and is rapidly expanding across Europe.

Ülemiste City is the largest smart city in Baltics. A green, healthy, and talent-centric innovation hub – home to nearly 500 companies and more than 14 000 talents from over 70 countries.

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.

Onassis Culture – centered around the performing arts centre Onassis Stegi and its various other cultural spaces in Athens – is Onassis Foundation’s cultural arm. Onassis Culture focuses on Athens as a centre of global contemporary culture through a series of initiatives and works set within the city.  Bringing international culture to Athens and Greek culture to the world, the foundation operates internationally and has activity in New York and Los Angeles. Onassis Culture promotes dialogue about democracy, social and environmental justice, racial and gender equality and the human rights of the LGBTQIA+ community through talks and events.

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a centre for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present. IAAC follows the digital revolution at all scales (from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory) to expand the boundaries of architecture and design and meet the challenges faced by humanity.

Friendship Products is driven by the desire to improve the environment and quality of life in the world, by reducing waste and providing shelter in humanitarian disasters. As a response, the company’s main product is an an interlocking plastic bottle used as a container and as a building material, a bottle would never be thrown away and result in a landfill.

Tallinn Urban Planning Department is TAB partner for organizing the Vision Competition.

(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.

The Estonian Museum of 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.

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.

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.

AS Hals Trading is a wholesaler and importer of sanitary products. The history of company begins in 1991, when AS Hals started its activities as a foundary in Viljandi, where the company is still situated. AS Hals Trading was founded in 1994 as a wholesaler company, which is specialised in sale and import of sanitary products. AS Hals Trading-T started in1996. The company is located in Tartu and offers service to our coustomers in South Estonia. AS Hals Trading-T is a douhghter company of AS Hals Trading and owned 100% by Hals Trading. Since establishment AS Hals Trading has followed 3 key principles: to supply only the very best products , to satisfie the needs of our customers offering flexible and qualified service and to maintain our market position as an importer and wholesaler.

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. The British Council connects the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other’s strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained.

Tallink Hotels is loved for its unique concept and attractive locations. Tallink Spa & Conference and Tallink Express are next to the Old Town and Tallink City – you guessed it – right in the heart of the city. Whether you require a conference venue with state-of-the-art equipment or looking for the best aquatic center in town, we have got you covered. PS! Use the code TAB2022 for the discount during the biennale. 

Tallinn City of Music is full of music, with multiple faces. Tallinn’s musical identity is not related to any particular musical style or facility. Music has several faces in Tallinn. Historical organs alongside modern experimental electronic music or jazz alongside opera are part of everyday life in Tallinn. The pleasantly perceivable scale of the city encourages musicians from different fields to cooperate with one another, as a result of which unique musical events are born. Tallinn is a city which stimulates creativity.

The Office of the Embassy of Canada in Estonia Is the diplomatic representation of Canada in Estonia, in charge of developing and maintaining bilateral political, defence, consular, trade, and cultural relations.

Since 2004, the date of its opening, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in the Republic of Estonia, in addition to representing the Spanish State and protecting its citizens, promotes better mutual understanding by fostering friendly bilateral relations, among which cultural ones stand out. There is no better business card or better Embassy of Spain than Spanish culture: diverse, rich and innovative, the result of the melting pot of peoples that have inhabited its geography throughout history.

Xenia Joost is a fashion designer and mixed media artist. In her designs, you
won’t find solely unique, sustainable art fashion objects — you’ll find an
attitude. An attitude of creativity, optimism, and a desire to rewrite the rules of
the fashion industry to create a more sustainable, inclusive, and beautiful
future. She sees her role as a designer, is to create a fashion future that celebrates creativity,
links individual attitudes to individual styles, and actively contributes to a
sustainable way of life.

Haage Natural Mineral Water offers clarity of thought born from clean, untouched water. Extracted from a depth of 210 metres and bottled directly at the source. The water, enriched by minerals and filtered by the Earth’s crust, comes from the Haage 210 certified natural mineral water well. Here, nature has already done most of the work – Haage just bottles it. Exactly as Mother Nature has made it. Because simplicity is the source of life.

Crafter’s gin is an Estonian handcrafted gin with a unique combination of herbs, which has been distilled using the herb-based pot still method to achieve a rich soft taste. This distillation method has been used at Liviko since the beginning of the last century. Crafter’s begins from nature – the four seasons, untouched forests and swamps and clean air are part of the Nordic taste culture. The beauty of nature is no less important than the people – their heritage, traditions and ways. We like to do things our own way – smartly and passionately.

Media Partners

Since 2008, the world’s most visited architecture website, ArchDaily serves as main source of architectural knowledge and inspiration for people all around the globe. Publishing up-to-date information on latest architectural projects and solutions, ArchDaily is proud to help build better homes and cities and be a useful tool on the way to a better world.

Dezeen is the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, with over three million monthly readers and a combined social media audience of over 7 million.

ARCHISEARCH.GR investigates, selects and presents projects that deal with various aspects of architecture throughout the world. It promotes the connection between society and architectural production and explores the ways through which architecture urges us to interact with the social and natural context.

urbanNext.net is a trans-media digital platform focused on the development and dissemination of content about contemporary urban environments on a global scale. It was launched by Actar Publishers in 2015, to build a network of trans-disciplinary professionals expanding architecture to rethink cities.

KoozArch is an experimental digital platform researching the Un-built. We believe it is necessary to raise the question “What If”? What if we inhabited our planet differently? Beyond the realm of the built, imaginative realms are the foundation of revolutionary ideas through which we can radically question and provoke conversations around necessary structural changes in and around the disciplines of architecture and design.