Apartment Building in Pirita
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.