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

When 20 September 2019

Where Estonian Centre for Architecture

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  • 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:

    Ülar Mark, System Architect at Kodasema

    Märt Mathisen, BloKlok Key Account Manager at Harmet

    Egle Vogt, Adapteo Key Account Manager at Harmet

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

    Maarika Truu, Head of Startup Estonia, mentor at Garage48

    Renee Puusepp, Senior Researcher at Estonian Academy of Arts, Architect and technology entrepeneur.

    Jaan Saar, Head of Digital Construction at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

    Ivo Jaanisoo, Head of Construction and Housing Department at the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

    August Kompus, Project Manager at Welement


    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 Garage48 Future of Wood PRE-EVENT is funded by Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Eesti Kultuurkapital.


    Gathering, morning coffee


    Greetings, introduction to the event and setting the main goals for the day - Maarika Truu, Garage48

    10:15 - 11:15

    Inspiration session

    11:15 - 12:30

    Brainstorming session: The Problems // Workshop in different groups led by mentors and specialists

    12:30 - 13:30


    13:30 - 13.45 Intro to pitching & what happens after lunch

    13:45 - 14:15

    Pitching of the ideas, formation of the teams

    14:15 - 14:30

    Quick introduction on working with the business model canvas method

    14:30 - 16:15

    Workshop with the Canva

    16:15 - 16:45

    Coffee and snacks

    16:45 - 17:30

    3 min pitches by the teams


    Wrap up

    The Mentors 

    Maarika Truu
    Garage48 host & mentor, Head of partnerships at Single.Earth
    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
    August Kompus
    Project Manager at Welement AS
    Egle Vogt
    Project Manager at Harmet, Lead System Engineer at 369 Pattern Buildings
    Märt Mathisen
    BoKlok Key Account Manager at Harmet
    Ülar Mark
    System Architect at Kodasema
    Harry Edelman
    Head of Sustainable Design and Development Group at Tampere University, Co-founder at AIDOMUS


    Kadri Tiisvelt
    COO│ Project Manager at Garage48
    Kadri Laar
    Project Manager at Estonian Centre of Architecture

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