The Continuous Quay
Tallinn | januari 2010

ism Marlies van der Linden | Chris Woltjes

The continuous quay serves as an urban tool to define the area where the city meets the sea. This urban intervention is the public manifestation of Tallinnís reclamation of its coast.

The new public space of the continuous quay connects several important public buildings and at the same time enhances their importance and presence in the urban fabric through the clear intervention of an additional artifi cial body of water penetrating into the study area. The water emphasizes the important public building of the Linnahall through insertion of this attractive new public space. The water can be used year round; from ice skating in the winter to paddling in the summer, this is extremely important in a city where the seasons have such a distinct character infl uencing public life. The continuous quay manifests itself as a new destination on the coast, being an important addition to the planned Ďcultural kilometerí. Analogous to the historical city is the urban intervention of the continuous quay with its multitude of different urban spaces truly complimentary to Tallinnís public spaces on the coast.

The continuous quay serves as an urban tool to define the area where the city meets the sea. This urban interventionis the public manifestation of Tallinnís reclamation of its coast. The new public space of the continuous quay connectsseveral important public buildings and at the same time enhances their importance and presence in the urban fabricthrough the clear intervention of an additional artifi cial body of water penetrating into the study area. The water emphasizes the important public building of the Linnahall through insertion of this attractive new public space.The water can be used year round; from ice skating in the winter to paddling in the summer, this is extremely importantin a city where the seasons have such a distinct character infl uencing public life. The continuous quay manifests itself asa new destination on the coast, being an important addition to the planned Ďcultural kilometerí. Analogous to the historical city is the urban intervention of the continuous quay with its multitude of different urbanspaces truly complimentary to Tallinnís public spaces on the coast.