• Location: Ranna road 3, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Size: 500 m2
  • Status: completed 2014
  • Client: private
  • Photos: Terje Ugandi

Overlooking the silhouette of the Medieval Tallinn and located on the picturesque coast of the Baltic Sea, the NOA Restaurant designed by KAMP Architects provides a perfect environment for enjoying contemporary Estonian dishes as well as architecture. It is a culinary venue with a special Nordic touch, fit for intimate family gatherings as well as for various social occasions.

NOA’s architecture evokes strong emotions due to its spatial and visual contrasts, which nonetheless form a coherent whole. The street facades maintain a closed character while the southern wall opens up towards the Bay of Tallinn above which looms the silhouette of the Old Town. Sharp angles are softened with undulating roof shapes above the open-air terrace at the backside. Dark-brown public facades are in contrast with the bright white of the interiors and the furnishing.

NOA’s building is an architectural tailor-made suite for a culinary institution, which ranked as the best restaurant in Estonia in 2014. Gaining momentum not only with its culinary expertise but also architecture, the restaurant building was recently nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.