Baltic Lab Presentation

A creative platform on cities and territories in the Baltic States


Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius, the capitals of the three Baltic States, have become vibrant places for culture, economy, and also for politics. Digital innovation, cultural creativity, open and independent thinking are enhancing communities, projects, and networks in the region and in Europe. With BALTIC LAB, we aim to ask in a creative platform for the role of architecture and urbanism for sustainable development in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Curiosity is directed to the three metropolises, their perspectives and their interaction—and to the interaction with the territory of metropolitan margins, seaside, and inland towns and villages in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The approach of BALTIC LAB is to explore and test creative analysis and design thinking in order to contribute to facing current challenges: how can urban design and planning support to reach climate-neutrality and energy-independency? how can urban regeneration, urban transformation, and the energy-efficient renovation in particular of housing stock become part of urban visions for liveable, innovative and inclusive places? how can the shift to sustainable mobility boost urban qualities, in particular linked to the Rail Baltica project and its opportunities for urban development? how can a territorial perspective establish compactness, mix, and proximity as climate-neutrality paradigms not only in the metropolises but also beyond? 


BALTIC LAB as research and teaching laboratory at the Chair for Territorial Design and Urban Planning of LUH will invite experts and innovators from the Baltic States for lectures, discussions, and workshops. Dialogue is at the core, between students, university researchers and teachers, architects, urban planners, artists, and creatives. 


Urban Design Project Territories, MSc Architecture and Urban Design