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Kindergarten Lotte in Tartu, Estonia by kavakava Architects

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Article source: kavakava Architects

The city of Tartu has the goal of implementing high-quality modern architecture in new public buildings. The new kindergarten, which is located in one of the most dilapidated areas of Tartu (the so-callled Chinatown is a former Soviet military garrison), is a result of this policy. The kindergarten´s layout – a six-cornered, star-shaped floor plan forced into a square – arose from the desire to avoid long corridors and to create an orderly outer perimeter and street space for the building. Building is situated on one edge of the plot and leaves the southern side free as a play area.

Image Courtesy © Lauri Kulpsoo 

  • Architects: kavakava Architects
  • Project: Kindergarten Lotte
  • Location: Tartu, Estonia
  • Photography: Aivo Kallas, Kaido Haagen, Lauri Kulpsoo, Kristo Nurmis
    Designers:
    Architect: Indrek Peil, Siiri Vallner (team Sten Mark Mändmaa) /Kavakava
    Interior Design: Tea Tammelaan, Malle Jürgenson, Krista Lepland, Sirli Ehari/ Laika, Belka & Strelka
    Engineers: RTG
  • Client: Tartu City Goverment, Department of Education
  • Site: 8041m²
  • Building Area: 2292m²
  • Total Floor Area: 1885m²
  • Volume: 9395m3
  • Structure: cast in situ and prefabricated reinforced concrete
  • Total costs: 2.5milj €
  • General Contractor: Merko Tartu
  • Design date: 2006
  • Realisation date: 2008

Tartu Health Care College in Estonia, Tartu by Kavakava Architects

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Article source: Kavakava Architects

The building defining a friendly co-existence between small scale private housing and large healthcare institutions in the park. The new collage building is located in between two dormitories to maintain the buffer zone between private houses and large buildings.

Image Courtesy © Martin Siplane

  • Architects: Kavakava Architects
  • Project: Tartu Health Care College
  • Location: Estonia, Tartu, Nooruse 5
  • Photography: Martin Siplane, Jaan Sokk
  • Team: Siiri Vallner, Indrek Peil KAVAKAVA, Johannes Feld, Andro Mänd, Sten Mark Mändmaa, Ragnar Põllukivi
  • Interior design: Tarmo Piirmets PINK
  • Site: 8433m2
  • Building (neto): 6480m2
  • Client: Tartu Health Care College

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Perforum in Tallinn, Estonia by Maxwan

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Maxwan

Program as Inspiration

The building program provided the inspiration for the design. It is a collection of many different uses. Instead of trying to press all of these varying spaces with varying needs into one singular form, the design allows each component to take on its own form. This permits each programmatic element to work independently and efficiently. The varying spaces are not compromised functionally in order to fit into a certain form.

Exterior View

  • Architects: Maxwan
  • Project: Perforum
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia

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Tartu Rebase Street in Estonia by Atelier Thomas Pucher in collaboration with Bramberger Architects

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Article source: Atelier Thomas Pucher in collaboration with Bramberger architects

The original concept of the building was to combine the advantages of single residential homes with the economical aspects of `apartment living´. Over the last centuries the concept of single residential family houses changed enormously.  Different approaches and reinterpretations changed not only the way that people live but also the way they use their own spaces. Our proposal was to combine the advantages of privacy, outdoor gardens and the boundless views that a single residential home offers with the low economic and maintenance costs of an apartment.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jaan Sokk)

  • Architect: Atelier Thomas Pucher in collaboration with Bramberger[architects]
  • Name of Project: Tartu Rebase Street
  • Location: Tartu, Estonia
  • Design Company: Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]
  • Design Team: Thomas Pucher, Alfred Bramberger, Birte Böer, Ana Norgard, Rupert Richter-Trummer, Hans Waldör, Georg Auinger, Erich Österbauer, Sabine-Katharina Egarter.
  • Photographer: Lukas Schaller, Jaan Sokk

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Tallinn Music High School, Ballet School and Georg Otsa Music School in Estonia by Atelier Thomas Pucher

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Article source: Atelier Thomas Pucher

The key concept was to create not only a building but also a new meaningful city space connecting the people, the place, its history and their music. The building delimits the boundaries of the plot, enclosing an expanse of green at its core: a garden that is urban yet isolated from the hubbub of the city.

Bird Eye View (Image Courtesy Thomas Pucher)

  • Architects:Atelier Thomas Pucher
  • Project:Tallinn Music High School, Ballet School and Georg Otsa Music School
  • Location:Tallinn, Estonia
  • Design Team: Thomas Pucher, Klaus Hohsner, Gustav Ibing, Daniel Kotrasch, Magdalena Kraska, Robert Lamprecht, Martin Mathy, Martin McLean, Dorota Nagowska, Erich Ranegger, Jan Schrader, Elisabeth Weber.
  • Acoustical Engineering: BBM MÜLLER

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RAKVERE Summer Theater in Tallinn, Estonia by Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Article source: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

The outdoor theatre stage is built especially for 12 plays during the summer.  Its main architectural goal is to create a closed, comfortable and intimate space that creates an immediate connection with the audience and the actors.

Image Courtesy Noor Eesti

  • Architects: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid
  • Project: RAKVERE Summer Theater
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Photography: Noor Eesti
  • Software used: 3dmax, photoshop, rhinoceros

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Rakvere Linnametsa residential area spatial planning in Estonia by Peter Sand

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Article source: Peter Sand

The approach of this proposal has been to develop a residential area with a strong connection to the context. By being located on the very edge, where the city and the forest merge together, there has been given an unique opportunity to make an area in the city and in the forest at the same time with the advances it is giving.

Rakvere Linnametsa residential area spatial planning

  • Architect: Peter Sand
  • Name of Project: Rakvere Linnametsa residential area spatial planning
  • Location: Rakvere, Estonia
  • Year of design: April 2011
  • Role of Peter Sand: Lead Architect
  • Clients: KredEx, IFHP (International Federation for Housing and Planning), the Union of Estonian Architects and the City of Rakvere
  • Program: Houses, kindergarten and community centre for the elderly
  • Size of site area: 90.000 m2
  • Size of built area: 10.000 m2

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