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Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies

Akadeemia tee 15a, 7th floor

Thursday October 26th and Friday 27th 2023

Register for the meeting


Thursday 26th October

10:00– Coffee
10:30–11:00 Welcoming words: Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen. NBAA Rector, Dean, Architecture, Royal Danish Academy

Introduction of the venue and the hosting organisation: Prof. Kimmo Lylykangas

11:00–13:00 Round table
13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00–17:00 Keynote presentations

Prof. Dr. Oya Atalay Franck

President, EAAE European Association for Architectural Education

Dean and Managing Director, ZHAW School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering

MP Pärtel-Peeter Pere

Member of parliament, urban strategist, editor-in-chief of Climate Neutral Construction Roadmap 2040

Prof. Sofie Pelsmakers

Professor of sustainable architecture, Tampere University, Director, Arch4Change project.

Arch4Change is an Erasmus-funded project and a collaboration of five schools of architecture from Northern Europe. The project has created a digital climate emergency curriculum for architecture education. The Arch4Change web site was published in August 2023.

Barak Pelman

Architect, Director of the Hybrid Pedagogy Lab at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel

Hybrid Pedagogy Lab is a new interdisciplinary research initiative that conducts outstanding research on learning and teaching processes within art, design, and architectural education. Barak Pelman is currently coducting his PhD research on informal learning processes in architecture pedagogy.

18:00– Gathering and a demo at Avalinn

Kaarli Puiestee

 Demo by prof. Fabian Dembski, architect Artur Staskevits, the head of TalTech XR centre, project manager Mai Andresson, City of Tallinn.

Avalinn is a space equipped with immersive reality device designed to engage citizens in spatial planning processes in the City of Tallinn. Avalinn was created in collaboration between the City of Tallinn, the researchers of TalTech and Aalto University, FinEst Centre and the Stuttgart High Performance Computing Centre HLRS in the Green Twins project directed by prof Dembski. Avalinn was completed and opened in September 2023.

Walking tour to the dinner place

19:00– Dinner

Friday 27th October

10:00–13.00 Workshop


13:00–14:00 Lunch

Tallinn excursion hosted by architects Jaan Kuusemets and Emil Urbel

preliminary list of sites to visit:

  • Tallinn Pelgulinna State Gymnasium (new wooden school building) Arhitekt Must 2021
  • Tallinn New Cruise Terminal SALTO 2020
  • Estonian Film Museum BOA architects
  • Maarjamäe Memorial by architect A. Murdmaa and sculptor M. Varik
  • Victims of Communism Memorial by Kalle Vellevoog, Jaan Tiidemann, Tiiu Truus 2018
  • Tallinna Lauluväljak by Alar Kotli, Henno Sepmann
  • KUMU Pekka Vapaavuori 2006
  • MUBA Atelier Thomas Pucher and 3+1 Arhitektid

The excursion bus starts from the meeting venue (Akadeemia tee 15a) at 14pm.

The excursion will end at the Palace hotel where You can collect Your luggage at 17:30. After this, the excursion bus will first drive to the Tallinn airport where prof. Jaan Kuusemets will present the new plans for the airport extension and the NBAA participants who will take a plane can check in. From the airport, the excursion bus will continue to the Tallinn harbour and the D-terminal where You can catch the Tallink ferry to Helsinki at 19:30 (gate closes at 19:10).

Saturday 28th October

Excursion to Tartu

Please sign up by sending an e-mail to

The excursion will be arranged if more than 5 persons sign up.

09:07–11:12 Train to Tartu
11:30–12:30 Villa Tammekann Alvar Aalto 1932
13:00–14:00 lunch with Jiri Tintera, the city architect of Tartu (from October 1 on)
14:00–14:30 walking tour in the town centre
15:00–16:00 Estonian national museum ERM  DGT Architects 2016
16:30–18:36 Train to Tallinn

Hotel recommendation:


Vabaduse Väljak 3

STANDARD room: Single use €120 room/night; Double occupancy €130 room/night

SUPERIOR room: Single use €130 room/night; Double occupancy €140 room/night.

Reservation keyword NBAA via e-mail


A more economic option very close to Hotel Palace and the Freedom square.

Location and distances:

  • Avalinn hub: 150 m.
  • Vabaduse Väljak (Freedom square): 150 m.
  • Old town: 200+ m.
  • D-terminal: 2 km.
  • Tallinn airport: 2 km (tram/taxi, see below).
  • TalTech campus: 7.0 km (trolleybus/taxi, see below).

Tallinn card gives You an access to public transportation in Tallinn.

  • From the city centre to TalTech campus – two options:

Trolley bus 3

Trolley bus 3 stops on the opposite side of the street of the Palace hotel. Trolley bus 3 takes You to the TalTech campus. Leave the bus on the second-last stop („Keemia“) and You will see the meeting venue (ICT building or Infotehnoloogia maja) on the opposite side of the street.

Bolt taxi

Install the Bolt app on Your mobile device and insert Your credit card information. Bolt provides mobility services, including a taxi service with decent pricing. You can order the taxi, follow it arriving in real-time on a map and communicate with the driver through the Bolt app. The price is confirmed when the ride is ordered.

Dietary restrictions

Please inform us about Your dietary restrictions:

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