Kentmanni Apartment Building

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Architects

Indrek Allmann
Architectural Design Office PLUSS

Location

Kentmanni 6, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

19 758m2

Status

completed 2011

Photos

Architectural Design Office PLUSS

Typology

Residential

Tags

Residential, Apartment, Tallinn

The visually extravagant apartment building on Kentmanni Street in central Tallinn contributes positively to its vicinity not only with architectural qualities but also with its urban-scale. The edifice consists of two large volumes. The horizontal volume is set on the perimeter of the street and provides easy access to commercial spaces on the ground-floor. The vertical volume on the other hand stands on posts above a boulevard and is one of the visual foci of the surrounding neighbourhood.
While the size and particular positioning of the building have raised passionate debates, the sheer architectural detailing of the whole building is rich and exquisite. Various types of materials (glass, sheet metal, wood) were used to articulate different parts of the exterior (entrances, balconies etc). Apartments within the building are of different sizes and should satisfy the desires of both local and foreign urbanites aiming to live in the city centre of Tallinn.