Wood Works

Wood Works

Until October 30 Põhjala Factory’s Sepikoja Gallery will host the international exhibition “There is a forest in my backyard but my house is built from trees grown far away”, which was opened on September 8 as part of Tallinn Architecture Biennale.

The international exhibition project first was on display in Solstice Art Centre, Ireland, in early 2022.

Curators: St John Walsh, Alder Architects (Ireland), Mari Möldre, Helmi Marie Langsepp, Aet Ader, b210 (Estonia).

Exhibition Designer: Steven McNamara, Roji (Ireland)

Graphic Designer: StuudioStuudio (Estonia)


Wood Works is Estonian-Irish collab that in 2020 announced and International curatorial competition to find an innovative timber related exhibition concept. The winners of the competition were the team of Alder Architects and b210.

Estonian-Irish architects’ teams included in the exhibition:

Joseph Mackey Architects and Kolmanda Planeedi Saladus OÜ

Wrkshop and Peeter Pere arhitektid OÜ

Hannigan Cooke Architects and Ruumiringlus MTÜ

Robert Bourke Architects and Creatomus Solutions OÜ

OGU Architects and  ML OÜ


The project is lead by Estonian Association of Architects in cooperation with the Irish Architecture Foundation and Estonian Centre for Architecture.

Wood Works is part of the project PuuExpo (EU52724) which is co-funded from the European Regional Development Fund.



The Estonian Association of Architects (EAA), the principal organiser of Wood Works has joined forces with co-organisers Estonian Centre for Architecture (ECA) and Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) to promote an architecture exchange and exhibition programme, taking place between Ireland and Estonia 2020 and 2021.

Wood Works is an Estonian and Irish collaboration that focuses on the use of wood in design and construction in architecture. The result of the Wood Works project will be a travelling exhibition in Ireland and Tallinn in 2021 and potentially in other countries.



The Wood Works project purpose is to organize an international architecture exhibition to showcase innovative timber forms-installations. The project aims to increase the cooperation between architects from Estonia and Ireland, wood industry enterprises and companies of other related sectors.

The Wood Works 2020-2021 project supports an exchange of expertise and creativity between architects from Estonia and Ireland to establish collaborative possibilities between all participants. Further, the project promotes the use of timber in building culture and showcase the creativeness of architects to work with timber.

The content and detailed concept of the idea for the exhibition and general outline for the installations will be provided by curators-architects who will be selected from an open call.

The artistic and architectural ideas for each installation will be developed in close cooperation with the Estonian and Irish architects, who will be able to share their expertise as well as their thrive in a creative collaboration.