Tallinn Creative Hub
The EVECC 2018 congress will take place in the Tallinn Creative Hub.
The 2019 congress is going to be held in an unique, multi-functional centre of urban culture, called Tallinn Creative Hub- a vastly renovated old powerplant building situated close to the Medieval Old city of Tallinn, (a UNESCO World heritage site) known around the world for its well-preserved completeness and authentic Hanseatic architecture.
Tallinn Creative Hub is the main activity that has continued after Tallinn’s year as European Capital of Culture. It was founded by the City of Tallinn and the aim of the foundation is to expand Tallinn and Estonia’s cultural scene in collaboration with a range of organisations. The objective is to shape the reconstructed the Creative Hub as a development centre for culture exports and local creative industry, as an attractive part of urban space and as a learning and leisure centre.
Tallinn Creative Hub is located in the former building of Tallinn City Central Power Station, which began operating in 1913 and closed in 1979. It can be said that only with the founding of the power station did the use of electric power become common and electricity an everyday perk.
The limestone building which now houses Tallinn Creative Hub used to be the power station’s boiler room, which was completed in 1934. The giant boilers (no. 6 and 7) located in the hall were built in 1948 and 1949. They were designed and made in Estonia and adapted for the use of local oil shale. The two boilers are the only ones remaining of the original ten boilers. The brick chimney found on grounds of the Creative Hub was erected in 1948 and was the tallest in the Baltic States at the time, rising to a height of 102.5 metres. Its construction required 800,000 chimney bricks and 100,000 regular bricks.
2 February 1979 was the last time the power station produced electricity. It had become a company producing and distributing heat. In 1982 it was renamed Tallinn Thermal Network. The boilers continued to operate until the early 1990s. The buildings forming part of the Creative Hub complex, the boiler room, gas reservoir, trestle and brick chimney were placed under heritage protection in 2007.
The address of the Tallinn Creative Hub is:
Tallinn Creative Hub
Põhja puiestee 27a