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EDITORIAL

EPIFANIO RECOMMENDS

TALLINN AS A BIRD
Vilen Künnapu

TWO LETTERS FROM VINCENT VAN GOGH TO HIS BROTHER
Mehis Heinsaar

TO SING TILL DIE
Lauri Sommer

PERFORMATIVITY OF GARDENING
Aoife Desmond

CROSS-OVER ARCHITECTURE AND THE THIRD GENERATION CITY
Marco Casagrande

HARRY PYE'S POSTCARD FROM SAO PAULO
Harry Pye

TEAM

TALLINN AS A BIRD

Tallinn’s ground plan looks like a bird. Its beak – Kopli and Paljassaar peninsulas – is salaciously open, swallowing urban energy. Under its left wing, there is Lake Ülemiste – the egg of which marks the beginning of the bird’s tail. The bird image is restless and dynamic. Only pacified by the shape of a triangle forming between the Old Town, city centre and harbour area. This triangle brings to mind and old Indian Vedic text that says:

Human happiness rests on three whales. They are Mind, Heart and Eros. When these elements are in balance and 64 arts are mastered, a person lives in happiness.

We could apply the same Veda to Tallinn if we looked at the town as a person. The three whales at the apexes of the triangle are Old Town – Heart, city – Mind, and harbour – Eros. If we drew a circle around the triangle (and maybe another) and stitched it with stupas, fountains, sculptures of gods and goddesses, churches, temples, obelisks, our freedom statue, Kalev’s Son, Viru’s Son, the Dusk and other energetic towers (all together 64), we would get a strong image that calms and heals the whole town. Perhaps a tunnel to Helsinki would also unite two different energies into one harmonious unit.

Vilen Künnapu
Architect.

Self-portrait