I recall the beginning as Belief.

Louis I. Kahn

To live is to express.
All inspirations serve it.

Louis I. Kahn

Man's works belong to eternity.
Not men as living beings; they go but their works remain.

Louis I. Kahn

Louis Kahn 120 Celebration

Louis Kahn 120 Celebration

Louis Kahn was born in 1901 – he would have celebrated his 120th birthday this year. We are honoured to celebrate this significant year and make the most of it.

Commemorative events take place on Kahn’s native island in Saaremaa and in cooperation with Estonian embassies in various parts of the world.

Already on February 20th, on Kahn’s official date of birth, online celebrations kick off in NYC’s Scandinavia House, including a discussion with some of the people closest to Kahn.

The anniversary year’s script includes the following:

Publishing C. E. Dagit Jr.’s memoirs “Louis I. Kahn―Architect: Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him” in Estonian.

Louis Kahn’s birthplace plaque opening in Kuressaare.

Outdoor exhibitions in Kuressaare castle, introducing the idea of the Louis I Kahn Center in Kuressaare. The exhibition will be opened for the tourist season and will remain open during the Saaremaa Opera Days.

Abelardo Morell’s poetic exhibition “Camera obscura”, with the author himself being present at the opening.

Conference during the 2nd Louis Kahn Days in Saaremaa. The full program is currently being drafted.

Homage à Louis Kahn (NYC: FFP) Maria Faust will perform at the concert in Four Freedoms Park in NYC.

International architectural competition is planned for the end of the year regarding the establishment of the Louis Kahn Center in Kuressaare.

Organising Committee

INGRID MALD

INGRID MALD

EAA Managing Director

Coordinates the activities of EAA 100 and Kahn 120. The author of the idea of the Kahn Days in Saaremaa.

JAANIKA PEERNA

JAANIKA PEERNA

Cultural Affairs Coordinator, NYC

Organizing the NYC and USA program and keeping a tab on international communication.

OTT RÄTSEP

OTT RÄTSEP

Louis Kahn Estonia Foundation

Head of the daily activities of the foundation from the beginning. The author of the idea of the Kahn Days in Saaremaa.

TOIVO TAMMIK

TOIVO TAMMIK

Louis Kahn Estonia Foundation

Consultant of the international architectural competition of the Louis Kahn Center. The author of the idea of the Kahn Days in Saaremaa.

URMO RAUS

URMO RAUS

Louis Kahn Estonia Foundation

Organizing communication with academic partners in Europe and curates Kahn's 120 exhibition programs.

VALMAR KASS

VALMAR KASS

Saaremaa Municipality

The international islander located in Kuressaare, organizing the communication of the municipality both locally and globally.

SPECIAL THANKS!

Alexandra Tyng, Nathaniel Kahn, Sue Ann Kahn, Consulate General of Estonia in New York, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Association of Architects, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, Kultuuripartnerluse SA, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saaremaa Municipality, Saaremaa Museum, American-Scandinavian Foundation, MTÜ Vöimalus

About

Born in Saaremaa, Estonia. Inspired by Louis Kahn.

Our desire is to remember his roots, meaningful and diverse heritage on his native island and in Estonia by building creative bridges containing music, exhibitions, conferences. We bring together audiences who cherish art.

Louis Kahn Estonia Foundation (LKEF) was founded in 2011. The honorary members of the Council are Sue Ann Kahn, Alexandra Tyng and Nathaniel Kahn.

LKEF is an independent institution and its founders were among others, The Estonian Association of Architects (EAA) and Estonian Centre for Architecture (EAC).

Louis Kahn Estonia Foundation (LKEF) actively participates in organizing exhibitions, research seminars and publishing.

Ongoing and previous projects

Contact

Louis Kahn Estonia Foundation
Reg No 90010315
Põhja puiestee 27a
10415 Tallinn

contact@louiskahn.org