Apartment Building in Pirita

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Architect

Allianss Architects

Project team

Tarmo Teedumäe, Toomas Tammis

Interior Design

Tarmo Teedumäe, Toomas Tammis

Location

Masti 3, 11911 Tallinn

Size

1,675 m2

Status

Completed, 2013

Client

Polar Holding OÜ

Photos

Tarmo Teedumäe

Typology

Residential

Tags

Residential, Pirita, Apartment

Pirita is a district in Tallinn which was planned and has mainly been built according to the ideals of the garden city – private residences and row-houses situated on large plots with lush greenery surrounding them. The area has been and still is mainly inhabited by middle- and upper middle-class residents, majority of them working in the city center. The apartment building by Allianss Architects in Pirita provides all the comforts comparable to those of a private villa.

The Masti Street apartment building consists of two separate cubic volumes, both with four floors, which are interconnected on the upper floor level forming a passage underneath. The area that is created also functions as a covered entrance terrace overlooking the courtyard. Facades of the building are of dark brick while windows with dark brown frames are scattered seemingly all over the walls, creating a positively heterogeneous overall impression, reminiscent of some examples of the mid-20th century Scandinavian Modernism.

Close attention has been paid to landscaping – vehicles are hidden behind and underneath the building which leaves majority of the (front-) garden free for pedestrians and lush greenery. The 14 apartments are of various sizes varying from 1 to 5 rooms; some of the larger ones have been spread between two floors.