Tallinn, Estonia's New Town Hall Design

 - Jun 29, 2009
References: big.dk & bustler.net
Recently there was an international competition to design the new town hall in Tallinn, Estonia. The Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group, together with Adams Kara Taylor of the UK, came out winners for the best architectural concept.

The winning design features a cluster of administrative buildings with large panoramic windows that are arranged around a public square, allowing citizens to see into the building while ensuring lots of natural light into the structure itself. The same concept is applied to the tower with a steeply sloping roof, the underside of which is mirrored creating a "huge democratic periscope".