BOOM. ROOM. New Estonian Architecture
The Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery, GSA

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167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday closed Free admission to gallery


3 Feb 2011 - 14 Feb 2011

Mon 10:30 - 16:30
Tue 10:30 - 16:30
Wed 10:30 - 16:30
Thu 10:30 - 16:30
Fri 10:30 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 14:00



Private House in Nõmme, Tallinn,' EA Reng, architect Martin Aunin, 2007
photo credit: Kaido Haagen

BOOM. ROOM. New Estonian Architecture

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New Estonian Architecture

In Estonia, the years between 2000 and 2008 were marked by vigorous economic growth. The construction boom quickly and thoroughly changed the appearance and atmosphere of Estonian cities, leaving an urban space that is fragmented, commercialized and socially monotonous, where there are few places left for free communications, activities and just being. This focus of this exhibition was on the best of contemporary architecture that has sprung up from these chaotic local conditions. The fruit of the construction boom is not just anonymous office boxes, maxi-markets and catalogue houses - there is also a great deal of architecture that is contextually responsive and deserving of attention.

The exhibition was divided into topics that reflect the important spheres of the period's building landscape: Big city lights, Culture and Symbols, Municipalities Build, Modern Work Environments, Leisure Time Spaces, Layers of Time, Old Neighbourhoods, New Neighbourhoods, Ideal Home.

Curator: Pille Epner and Union of Estonian Architects
Exhibition supported by the Estonian Centre of Architecture
With thanks to University of Glasgow Eastern European Studies

There was a Wednesday Night Open Forum Lecture held as part of this exhibition, where architects spoke about their practice working in Estonia.  The video of this lecture is available to watch as part of our Video Archive.