Liivalaia Apartment Building

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Architects

Eek & Mutso Architects
Madis Eek
Reio Avaste

Location

Liivalaia 21, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

4966m2

Status

completed 2013

Client

Viskari AS

Photos

Reio Avaste

Typology

Residential

Tags

Apartment, Tallinn

The building stands by Liivalaia street, one of Tallinn’s largest and most crowded streets, thus the building’s visibility to swiftly passing cars holds greater significance. The development of the plot dictated to an exactitiude the volumes of the building, though some artistic freedom was achieved through co-operation with the city council, which finally allowed the slanting of the building’s volumes over the fixed panning area. This enabled the erecting of a standard cuboid form to be bypassed, and gave the 12-storey glazed building a more flexible and catching look. The lower 8-storey wing is more simple and pragmatic in comparison. Most of the rooms are reserved for apartments and the first floor houses a cafe.