Koidula St 24

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Architects

Markus Kaasik
Andres Ojari
Ilmar Valdur
3+1 Architects
Merje Müürisepp

Location

Koidula 24, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

1 958 m2

Status

Completed 2005

Photos

Kaido Haagen, Martin Siplane

Typology

Residential

Tags

Residential, Contemporary arhcitecture, Kadriorg, Apartment, Tallinn

This development in one of the most prestigious living areas in Tallinn consists of a renovated 19th-century townhouse on the street and a new wing in the courtyard. The old building fully retained its appearance but the interior structure was greatly altered, creating new connections between the floors. The historical building acquired a striking metal­clad addition next to it, although a passageway leading between the two offers a glimpse into a totally different environment in the yard. The new wing is light and airy with a facade marked by the rhythm of entrance galleries, terraces and stairs. The interior features strict functional division – an entrance area first, followed by living space in the middle and service areas on the furthermost side. The overall layout of the complex resulted from the idea to preserve the garden, which was transformed by Berlin-based landscape architecture office le balto.