Baltika Quarter

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Architects

3 + 1 Architects & Studio 3
Markus Kaasik
Andres Ojari
Ilmar Valdur
Andres Põime

Location

Veerenni 24, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

12 849,6 m2

Status

Completed 2009

Photos

Kaido Haagen

Similar to several other former industrial complexes, this Soviet-era sewing factory was recently converted and rebranded. The architectural solution was found through an invitation-based competition and involved the cooperation of all participants. The concept had a very clear focus, aimed at gathering together Tallinn’s fashion design enterprises and creative industries. On the ground floor are public areas with a so-called fashion street, trying to make a seamless connection between the street environment and the “public square” inside. The upper floors house design­ and ad agencies’ o ces, a hall/ showroom and a creative incubator. All interiors are bare and simple and use up cycled furniture as much as possible. A second development stage is soon to follow, featuring new o ce­ and retail spaces and a black box hall.