Paldiski Road Apartment Building

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Architects

Margus Maiste
PROGE
Tarmo Maiste

Location

Paldiski Rd 9/Koidu 1, Tallinn, Estonia

Size

1 612m2

Status

Completed 2011

Client

Private

Photos

Kaido Haagen

Typology

Residential

Tags

Residential, Contemporary arhcitecture, New City Area, Tallinn city centre, Apartment, Tallinn

The buildings of Paldiski Road are eclectic – there are tall apartment buildings of the Soviet period, wooden and stone architecture from the early 20th century, present-day office buildings and dwellings. Therefore, the apartment building consisting of two blocks on the border of Kassisaba district is located in a complicated urban context. As both blocks are situated along the street, they do not create an impression of being squeezed tightly onto one plot. The construction of prefabricated panels has not been hidden; the decorative treatment of panels and their dark grey colour add character. The same zigzagging concrete is repeated in the interior of the stairways, but there it is light grey. While the larger block contains four flats on each floor, the smaller block has only one, really spacious threeroom flat per floor.