The second seminar took place in Tallinn on July 14 – 15, 2021 and was organised by the Heritage Conservation Office of the Tallinn Urban Planning Department.
1st day: discussion on most authentic, valuable heritage objects, exemplary restoration cases and public promotion of these heritage objects for local communities and tourists.
2nd day: discussions on WH sites’, historic cities centres management realities and plans; on potentials/ needs in promoting experiences in historic property owners’ engagement/ support and contemporary design/ architecture in WH historic environment.
Excursions in the Old Town lead by Boris Dubovik, Head of the Heritage Conservation Office:
1st day: Bremen tower’s restoration, Orthodox Nicholas Church’ restoration, Catholic Church, Dominican friary, interior restorations in Vene Street, Maritime Museum and the restoration of City wall tower „Fat Margaret“ (presented by the director of the Museum Urmas Dresen), interior restorations in Pikk Street, restoration of St Olav’s church.
2nd day: Sea Plane Hangar (presented by the director Urmas Dresen), Kalaranna Fort, Noblessner Quarter, Kopli Quarter (all three areas presented by Oliver Orro from the Heritage Conservation Office) and St Nicholas orthodox church.
“We agreed that there was good proportion of practical examples with very valuable explanations a theoretical introduction before site visits, which was continued during walking and meal times.
Personally, I liked very much our final visit place in Kopli – it was so promising and harmonious, straight on the sea shore, with pleasant public space and common internal space of the blocks – a kind of hope filled rebirth of the area with renovated old and well fitted new buildings, which maintains and keeps essential spirit of the place and also adds new qualities with improvements and simple but useful design. And both museums were so impressive with interesting individual solutions of different technical and design problems, and, of course, thanks to the director’s special attention to buildings’ values and content of expositions.” (Aigars Kušķis)