Tallinn Creative Hub is located in the former building of Tallinn City Central Power Station, which began operating in 1913 and closed in 1979.
The limestone building which now houses Tallinn Creative Hub used to be the power station’s boiler room, which was completed in 1934. The giant boilers (no. 6 and no. 7) located in the hall were built in 1948 and 1949. They were designed and made in Estonia and adapted for the use of local oil shale. The two boilers are the only ones remaining of the original ten boilers.
The brick chimney found on grounds of the Creative Hub was erected in 1948 and was the tallest in the Baltic States at the time, rising to a height of 102.5 metres.
The former power station’s first serious encounter with art occurred in 1977 when Andrei Tarkovsky used the complex as a set for his cult film ‘Stalker’. The scene of Stalker entering the zone was filmed at the gate of the Creative Hub.