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.
In the framework of the memorial conference “The Heritage in 21st Century Europe of the Crimes Committed by Communist Regimes” organized by the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Estonia in the framework of the Estonian Presidency in the Council of the European Union the exhibition “Communism in its Time” is to be opened in the Maritime Museum gunpowder magazine (Uus st. 37).
The Seaplane Harbour is renewing itself. between 30 January 2017 and 27 February 2017.
The Fat Margaret artillery tower will remain open!
On 24 March 2017 we are going to open an exhibition about search and rescue titled “MAYDAY.MAYDAY.MAYDAY”. In the wee hours of 16 November one of the most important exhibits already arrived to our premises: the rescue helicopter MI-8.