Architectural Station

Anu Koppel Open House Tallinn 2023 · Building Futures Together

Just like we choose the right bus at the bus station, there are times when we stand at the Architectural Station and choose where to live, where to work and so on. Today, it seems that we ’travel’ with architecture as quickly as we do with a bus. Architecture must not become like fast fashion. My Tallinn has changed a lot over the years. The city has spread and expanded at the expense of nature. Instead, Tallinn should be densified within its existing borders. But what is the best way to do this? With whom do we have to build the future? The only way forward is in collaboration with nature, the provider of almost all of our resources. We must listen and acknowledge it, bringing it back into our lives. As writer Tõnu Õnnepalu asked in his book ‘Flandria Päevik’—who said we have to live better and better? Rather, we should ask: what do we really need?