Face-to-Face: The Story of the Baltic Exchange


Museum of Estonian Architecture


14 tons





Artistic team

Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke, Neeme Külm


Estonian Academy of Arts Creative Award in 2016

Face-to-Face.The Story of the Baltic Exchange was a exhibition project by Salto Architects Maarja Kask and Ralf Lõoke in collaboration with an artist Neeme Külm in Museum of Estonian Architecture, 6 May – 5 June in 2016. The installation was inspired by the intriguing story of a historical landmark building of Baltic Exchange in London and what remained of it after Irish Republican Army bomb attack in 1992.

The installation aimed to question how to expand the means of presenting architecture and ways of interpreting it in exhibition format? On the one hand, the exhibition offered a new kind of personal emotion of experiencing space. While on the other hand, it critically engaged with the museum environment and the ordinary design of architecture exhibitions. Therefore, the installation presented the viewer with a number of perspectives of the story.

In 2016, Salto Architects Maarja Kask and Ralf Lõoke were awarded with Estonian Academy of Arts Creative Award for the Face-to-Face: The Story of the Baltic Exchange exhibition for interpreting terrorism in relation to architecture.