Evelīna Ozola: in the Mood for Culture

There is no way to describe the current state of Latvian architecture without at least mentioning the so-called “large cultural buildings”. During the last decade, these have been the words constantly repeated by ministers, city mayors, directors of cultural institutions, and the media.

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.

Roland Reemaa: Who Made This?

Balta is a hybrid of a silk screen printshop and a bar for close friends. Its spatial use and construction logic is closely tied to its founders and changing needs: it is a place whose structure is a co-creation of the entire community. To best describe the project architecturally, it is reasonable to regard the establishment as a flow; an accumulation and recycling of materials. Such a dispersion of authorship and, above all, a material-based point of view is rather a matter of spatial aesthetics, one that provides a visible, perceptible experience of sensuosness and physicality. How is a community bound to its space?

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