Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel)
Tallinn Creative Hub is a creative centre in the heart of Tallinn. Its doors are open to visitors of all ages. It is available for hosting a variety of cultural events and activities focussing on the creative industry.
Tallinn Creative Hub is the main activity to have continued beyond Tallinn’s year as European Capital of Culture. It was founded by the City of Tallinn. The aim of the foundation is to expand Tallinn and Estonia’s cultural scene in collaboration with a range of organisations.
Tallinn Creative Hub is located in the former building of Tallinn City Central Power Station, which began operating in 1913 and closed in 1979. It can be said that only with the founding of the power station did the use of electric power become common and electricity an everyday perk.
The limestone building which now houses Tallinn Creative Hub used to be the power station’s boiler room, which was completed in 1934. The giant boilers (no. 6 and no. 7) located in the hall were built in 1948 and 1949. They were designed and made in Estonia and adapted for the use of local oil shale. The two boilers are the only ones remaining of the original ten boilers.
The brick chimney found on grounds of the Creative Hub was erected in 1948 and was the tallest in the Baltic States at the time, rising to a height of 102.5 metres. Its construction required 800,000 chimney bricks and 100,000 regular bricks.
2 February 1979 was the last time the power station produced electricity. It had become a company producing and distributing heat. In 1982 it was renamed Tallinn Thermal Network. The boilers continued to operate until the early 1990s.
Of the buildings forming part of the Creative Hub complex, the boiler room, gas reservoir, trestle and brick chimney were placed under heritage protection in 2007.
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Taxi fare is significantly cheaper in Tallinn than in other European capitals. Our partner Uber will take you to the venue in less than 5 minutes from any hotel in the city centre and within 20 minutes from any other part of the city.
Public transportation is very well developed in Tallinn. There is a bus stop (Linnahall) right next to the event venue, that can be reached by bus number 3 from the Central Bus Station. It is a very frequent ride.
Tallinn has just undergone a full renovation of the tram railways, making it one of the most convenient transportation means. You can reach venue by taking trams number 1 & 2 and exit on the Linnahall station.
Tallinn Creative Hub is located in the very heart of Tallinn, just 5 minutes away from the Old Town. It is in a reasonable walking distance if you stay in the Old Town and many other Centre-based hotels. Why not enjoy a soft snowy winter on your way to the conference?