A Demonstrative Design

The design situates on a brownfield in Northern Tallinn. This 1.2km2 urban void consists multiple large-scale industrial complexes surrounding the former Kopli Freight Station. It qualifies as a promising site to accommodate future placeless people for its coexisting conditions space availability, people and industrial accessibility, and most importantly, the socio-spatial challenges faced by local people where a placeless population can be introduced as a driver to alternative solutions.

The urban nexus of digital nomadism in Tallinn

Site conditions


The design adds new live-work paradigms to the local identities of residential neighborhoods while seeking to revitalize the industrial marks of the site through industry 4.0 developments under the collaboration of local tech business and digital nomads from all over the world. Given the enormous scale of the site and the intricate socio-economic conditions of the local society, the masterplan establishes 3 hierarchies of space in cope with different aspects of the overall visions:
- revitalize local industrial identity through placeless workforce under industry 4.0;
- encourage digital nomads to participate in remediating the employments faced by local people;
- accommodate flexible live-work habits of placeless people as informed by digital nomads

Design strategies and potential stakeholders


Design Schemes - Hierarchies of Space