• Co-author: Villem Tomiste
  • Location: Aia Street, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Size: 5500m2
  • Status: completed 2009
  • Photos: Paco Ulman

Sharp angles, dark surfaces and spacious apartments define the character of this building in central Tallinn. Located on the edge of the Medieval Old Town, its contemporary and daring architecture has been a subject of public debate. Despite of its provocatively contemporary exterior, the building’s general character is welcoming. Kadarik Tüür Architects have created urban density and spatial quality in an area which desperately needed it.

The building is located behind historical houses and relates to the street only with a small strip of facade. Majority of interior spaces are meant to be used as apartments, several of them with uniquely individual floor-plans and with magnificent views to neighbouring quarters. Some of the apartments on higher levels have spacious terraces. Garage was constructed under the building, leaving the street-front free for pedestrians and public access.