Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel)
TNC19 will be taking place in the historical and very interesting Kultuurikatel, as known as the Tallinn Creative Hub, situated within walking distance of the Old Town. In 1913–1979, this thoroughly renovated building was home to Tallinn City Central Power Station. With the founding of the power station at the time, the use of electric power became common in Estonia. The Creative Hub is named after the former boiler room (Kultuurikatel in Estonian). Completed in 1934, this part of the building with limestone walls is now used by art-minded, creative people. The former power station’s first serious encounter with art occurred in 1977, when Andrei Tarkovsky used the complex as a set for his cult film “Stalker”.
This industrial-looking historic building used to be a boiler house for a power plant and its 700-square-metre boiler room still contains two giant boilers, which played an important role in the history of Tallinn Power Plant. Parts of the complex – the boiler house, the gas storage, the trestle, and the brick chimney – are under protection as cultural heritage. In 2017, the major events of the Estonian Presidency of the European Union took place in the Creative Hub.
It can be reached by taking trams no. 1 (Kopli–Kadriorg) and 2 (Kopli–Suur-Paala), and getting off at the Linnahall stop. Buses no. 3 (Veerenni–Randla), 21 (Balti jaam–Landi), 21B (Balti jaam–Kakumäe), 41 (Balti jaam–Landi), 41B (Balti jaam–Kakumäe) and 73 (Veerenni–Tööstuse) also stop here.
Põhja pst 27a
Tallinn 10415 Estonia
Property of photos: https://kultuurikatel.ee/