Vana-Kalamaja 21a commercial and apartment building


Vana-Kalamaja 21a commercial and apartment building

Apartment building

2014


Vana-Kalamaja 21a, Tallinn, Kalamaja


The architectural idea here was to create a neutral building that fitted in with the area's different-looking buildings. Neighbouring on one side is a functionalist building from the 1930s, while on the other are traditional gable-roofed wooden houses.


The detailed planning required that the building’s roof be at an angle of 0-15 degrees. To better connect the overall volume with the traditional gable roofs we used slight angle-folding for the roof.


The materials used hint at the context, as the adjacent house is adorned with terrazzo and the neighbourhood has Soviet-era apartment buildings made from silicate.


Client/contractor - Hausers OÜ

Photos - Kaido Haagen





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