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The Estonian Academy of Arts' first year architecture students' shelter project
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Photo: The Estonian Academy of Arts' first year architecture students' shelter project "Siluett" on Harju Street, Tallinn. September 2016. Author: (Paco Ulman/Estonian Academy of Arts)

For the 11th consecutive year, the Estonian Academy of Arts' first-year architecture students have built a new wooden shelter, once again installed in the green area located along Tallinn's Harju Street. This year's project is called "Siluett," or "Silhouette" in English.

Planning and building a shelter together with the whole class has been a large project of the academy's first-year architecture students for ten years already, but this year marks just the second time that the project has been erected on Harju Street's green area.

The shelter, which is built on location, will remain open for passers-by and explorers of the city's medieval Old Town until Sept. 23, after which it will be transported to Pedaspea, a village located on the western edge of Harju County's Lahemaa National Park that has become the home of all the former shelters as well.

A wooden shelter as an experiment in space, form and material on the scale of the human body is the central assignment of the spring semester for the first-year students of the Estonian Academy of Arts' Architecture and Urban Design Department, which was instructed this year by professors Andres Alver and Indrek Rünkla.

More information regarding the idea behind the series of shelters and all projects built to date can be found here (link in Estonian).

2016 "Siluett"

Author of the idea: Elina Liiva

Authors of the project: Elina Liiva, Markus Puidak, Helena Rummmo, Gregor Jürna

Builders: Birgit Vider, Andrea Ainjärv, Taavet Malkov, Lisette Eriste, Janeli Voll, Liisi Voll, Markus Puidak, Gregor Jürna, Elina Liiva, Helena Rummo, Anastassia Sirelpuu

Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla