Estonian National Library

Architecture in Tallinn

Construction commenced in 1985 but the Raine Karp-designed Estonian National Library wasn’t completed until 1993, making this exemplary Soviet structure ironically one of independent Estonia’s first new public buildings. It's clad in the local dolomite limestone and it’s well worth popping in to the foyer, if only to check out the pointy red chairs. Frequent exhibitions take place on the upper floors.