Interactive room introducing the work of the Riigikogu

Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Client: Chancellery of the Riigikogu
Commission: 2002
Completed: 2004
Size: 100 m2

The Riigikogu (Estonian Parliament) building on Toompea sees many groups who want to have a look at the rooms inside the Riigikogu and also learn about the work of the Estonian parliament and its e-solutions. With the help of interactive tools the e-parliament hall, which has now been closed, introduced the daily work of the Riigikogu: how work groups and committees are established, how members of the Riigikogu organize their work, how draft legislations are put to the vote and so on. The tour guide took over the role of the President of the Riigikogu and put decisions up for voting and chaired the meeting.
The hall of the e-parliament is not very large and was partitioned with posts that dictated how furniture was placed in the room. Chairs with touch screens and computers were built in cooperation with designer Martin Pärn. By turning these chairs the participants could form work groups, and in this way, imitate the work of Riigikogu members in committees and factions.