10. March 2016 – 3. April 2016
Polar Space, an exhibition featuring projects and models of future polar stations, will be open in the Seaplane Harbour from 10 March to 3 April 2016.
The works on exhibit have been created by the architects, interior architects, designers and polar scientists who participated in the polar architecture workshop held in February 2016 in the Estonian Academy of Arts.
On display in the Seaplane Harbour will be solutions by different teams: e.g. a scientific station on drift ice of the Arctic Ocean, a small mobile science lab, a university building in Antarctica, etc. The exhibition will be a topical complement to Race to the End of the Earth and The Icy Science Lab — exhibitions on the history of exploring Antarctica, open in the Seaplane Harbour until 3 April — offering a peek into the polar future.
The workshop underlying Polar Space was led by architect Mari Hunt and polar explorer Timo Palo. In the autumn, the exhibition will move on to Kukruse Polar Manor in north-eastern Estonia.
Polar Space has been realised with help from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Polar Foundation, Estonian Polar Club, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Maritime Museum and Seaplane Harbour, Moodne Valgustus, Vipex, Proplastik, Polarsol Global, UnSeen design studio, MakerLab of Tallinn Creative Hub, Siltau Systems, Altia Eesti, Larsen Cognac and b210 architects.
Due to the festive period, we do have some exceptions in our opening times.
During Christmas, we are closed on December 23rd and 24th. As a special gift to our visitors, we are open on some Mondays, December 30th and January 6th.
On the occasion of celebrating 200 years of discovery of Antarctica, the Estonian popular scientific expedition on their way from Kronstadt, Russia to Antarctica calls into London and holds a joint public forum with the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.
On August 7 an Estonian sailboat, ‘Admiral Bellingshausen’, will stay at Aker Brygge Marina, Oslo, and is open for visiting. At 14:00-18:00 PM a forum “Polar exploration then and now” takes place at the Fram Museum.