Apartment Building in Pirita

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Architects

Allianss Architects
Tarmo Teedumäe
Toomas Tammis

Interior Design

Tarmo Teedumäe, Toomas Tammis

Location

Marti 3, Pirita, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

1675.3m2

Status

completed 2013

Client

Polar Holding OÜ

Photos

Tarmo Teedumäe

Typology

Residential

Tags

Residential, Apartment, Tallinn

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. The area has been and still is mainly inhabited by middle- and upper middle-class residents, majority of them working in the city centre. Allianss Architects recently completed an apartment building in Pirita which provides comforts comparable to those of a private villa.
The Masti Street apartment building consists of two separate cubic volumes which are interconnected on the upper floor level forming a passage underneath. Facades are of dark brick while windows, scattered seemingly all over the walls, create a positively heterogeneous overall impression, reminiscent of some examples of the mid-20th century Scandinavian Modernism. Close attention has been paid to landscaping while vehicles are hidden behind and underneath the building, leaving majority of the (front-) garden free for pedestrians. The apartments are of various sizes; some of the larger ones have been spread between two floors.