Garage48 Future of Wood PRE-EVENT: From Design to Production


When 20 September 2019

Where Estonian Centre for Architecture

  • Overview
  • This time the Garage48 wood hackathon is growing bigger - with the purpose to bring together the people in the various fields of forestry and wood industry to discuss and work together on EFFICIENT and SUSTAINABLE solutions for maintaining and increasing the value of our forests.

    Our one new focus area will be DIGITALIZATION IN WOODEN HOUSES CONSTRUCTION. To open up the subject and get you more ready for the hackathon, we invite you to our pre-event happening on Sept 20th in Tallinn, hosted by Estonian Centre for Architecture / Eesti Arhitektuurikeskus.

    OUR AIM for the pre-event is to understand and find solution ideas to the problems architects and manufacturers face in using BIM - Building Information Modelling - for the design, manufacturing and logistics of wooden houses.

    To name some of them -

    • prefab house models restrict the flexibility of architectural solutions - how to reach maximum flexibility towards prefab houses in mass production without losing production efficiency?

    • design is a bottleneck that slows down production effectivity - how to make “just-in-time” product blueprints and/or how to reuse previously made blueprints?

    • AND the problems you are facing - we want to hear about them and find solutions!

    This will be a very hands-on pre-event. You won't be putting your hands on actual prototyping yet, but together with inspirational speakers, mentors and group work sessions we will guide you through problem mapping, ideation and idea pitches, that can move forward to the Garage48 Future of Wood makeathon for actual prototyping.


    You will get to hear from three speakers on their successful experience of using BIM for the cooperation of architects and manufacturers.

    Field experts will be mentoring you through the group work sessions.

    Speakers & mentors will be revealed soon, stay tuned!


    Doors open at 9.30 for registration and morning coffee. We start off at 10am and will end the day by 5pm with problem solution pitches. We will fuel you with snacks, coffee, refreshments and a hearty lunch.


    The pre-event is free to attend, but we do need you to register. Do it HERE.

    In case you have any questions, write us at

    The Mentors

    Maarika Truu
    Head of Startup Estonia
    Renee Puusepp
    Architect & Designer, Senior Researcher at Estonian Academy of Arts
    Jaan Saar
    Head of Digital Construction at Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
    Ivo Jaanisoo
    Head of Construction and Housing Department at Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
    Raul Järg
    Manager at Estonian Centre of Architecture
    August Kompus
    Project Manager at Welement AS
    Egle Vogt
    Adapteo Key Account Manager @ Harmet
    Märt Mathisen
    BoKlok Key Account Manager @ Harmet


    Kadri Kõivik
    Project Manager at Garage48, Community Relations at sTARTUp Day
    Kadri Laar
    Project Manager at Estonian Centre of Architecture