Unbuilt. Visions for a New Society 1986–1994



24.04. – 07.06.2015

The exhibition “Unbuilt. Visions for a New Society 1986 – 1994” presents a selection of architectural projects and conceptual designs from the period from the launching of Perestroika until the first years of newly independent Estonian Republic. During this time, an unprecedented number of open and invited competitions took place whereas ambitious businessmen of the transitional economy commissioned a lot of projects on their own as well. However, the majority of these plans remained unbuilt. The outrageous visions have been forgotten, the clients have ceased to exist, and many designs are irretrievably lost. Today, as we have come to take our independent society for granted and the built environment faces a lot of critique as well, it is about time to take a look at the beginnings of these processes. 

The opening of the exhibition will take place in the main hall of the Museum of Estonian Architecture on Friday, 24th of April, 5PM. 

The exhibition is curated by Ingrid Ruudi, exhibition design by Karli Luik, graphic design by Margus Tamm.

The exhibition will be open until June 7th, 2015.

Thank you for the support: Estonian Cultural Endowment, the Estonian National Culture Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Weber Saint-Gobain, Ruukki, Liviko