Mähe Office Building

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Architect

Meelis Press

Location

Mähe Rd 1, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

998,5 m2

Status

Completed 2006

Photos

Cätherine Kõrtsmik

Typology

Commercial

Tags

Pirita, Tallinn

A rare office building in an otherwise monofunctional area of private houses, this structure stands out for its expressive, if somehow formalist take on minimal neomodernism. The composition, which consists of a two- and three-storey wing, a unifying roof terrace and a small inner courtyard, is based on the play of orthogonal lines and the contrast between smooth concrete and sheer glass. Commissioned by a real estate development and construction company, the design has been executed with utmost care. Upon completion, the building also received the prize for Best Concrete Building of 2005.