Vabriku Apartment Building

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KOKO Architects


Vabriku 33, 10411 Tallinn, Estonia


694,2 m2


Completed 2005


Ott Alver, Kaido Haagen


Historical, Residential


Residential, Refurbishment, Kalamaja, Apartment, Tallinn

Upon completion, this modest building received the Tallinn Cultural Heritage Depart- ment’s prize as best new addition to a historical milieu. Built on the foundations of an early 20th ­century tenement house, the building is barely, yet at the same time significantly distinguishable from the rest of the row. It has a somewhat rough­-looking un fini­shed vertical wood cladding, French windows and a symmetrical facade with rectangular dormer windows. A traditional look is reinterpreted in a delicately modern way and without any unnecessary details. The building’s modest volume houses ten apartments with full contemporary conveniences, while the southern side faces a yard and even features spacious balconies and a terrace.