Kadri Roosi: a Heated Sanctuary

In addition to bringing together various public functions, the former Kulla confirmation house reconstructed as a library and rural municipality office also functions as a gate to the local community.

Toomas Tammis: Suure-Jaani Gained a Chunk of a Town (centre)

Careful homework on selecting the location for Suure-Jaani health centre, the wise decisions made by the local government as well as drawing together a number of public functions have provided the means for the emergence of very good architecture and the future town centre of Suure-Jaani.

Diana Drobot, Päär Keedus: An Oeuvre on a Potato Field

On tavapärane, et kui eemaldutakse inkubaatorilaadsete tüüpprojektide ehituse ideest, säilib eramu projekteerimisel autori omapära. See, et 1965. aastal kehtinud riigikorra nüansid ei arvestanud individuaalelamute projekteerimisel autorlusega, oli üks põhjustest, miks levisid tüüperamud ja looming oli varjus.

Triin Ojari: Humbly Majestic. Arvo Pärt Centre at Laulasmaa

The centre dedicated to the composer Arvo Pärt is loaded with many different expectations which set very high standards for the architecture. A successful architectural space not only provides a particular set of facilities, but also functions as an abstract machine, a means to contemplate our place in grander schemes of things.

Balti Jaama Turg – vastab arhitekt Lembit-Kaur Stöör

Architecture: Raivo Kotov, Kaur-Lembit Stöör, Martin Tago, Maia Grimitliht / KOKO ArhitektidLandscape architecture: Eleriin Tekko / KOKO ArhitektidInterior architecture: Kärt Loopalu, Kadri Kaldam / KOKO ArhitektidEngineering:   Allar Nõges / Neoprojekt OÜCommissioned by: Astri Kinnisvara OÜConstruction: Mapri Ehitus OÜ Area: 16 309   m2 Net area: 19 200 m2 Project: 2014-2016 Construction: 2016-2017 What were the goals that you set for yourselves during the

Estonian National Museum. Interview with Tomomi Hayashi and Hanno Grossschmidt

DGT’s architects had previously worked in large offices and their attitude in the beginning was that they’re the ones who come here and tell us how things will be. But there’s a different climate here, and for another thing, different laws, and third, different relationships in the field of construction. In France, the architect is always the general contractor, but here the tenets of the Public Procurement Act had to be followed. The position of the architect on the team is different. Furthermore, the engineers for this prestigious showpiece building had been chosen at tender for the lowest cost, and this caused problems of its own.