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ALVER ARCHITECTS – Hiiu, 2013

ALVER ARCHITECTS – Hiiu, 2013

#RESIDENTIAL #COPPER #LANDSCAPE

ALVER ARCHITECTS :  http://www.ata.ee/

“Hiiu” is located in Tallinn, Estonia. It constitutes the first phase of a larger venture by OÜ Tardamel – a local Estonian developer. The initial stage includes 5 buildings above a shared garage, 5,140m² of floor area – including 23 apartments and underground parking. Together with the second stage single-family houses, it will all be integrated into the surrounding landscape of the Tallinn’s picturesque historic suburban neighborhood of Nõmme. The project was defined by its site and the local zoning regulations. While most of the surrounding urban fabric consists of houses with proprietary plots, Hiiu Suurtüki 4  disposes the buildings around a park, at the same time retaining the pattern of conventional street front.

The first phase – the apartment houses – are positioned more densely to provide for a more urban/communal atmosphere than the individual residences which are currently under construction. Along with the stages, the development was split into three parts materially as well. The apartment houses are clad in copper, which will gradually turn greenish, blending into the park. The private houses are split into either white plaster or black timber.

Dence layout enables the complex to economise energy, which is collected by geo-thermal heating system. The energy-efficiency grade is A.

All the flats are composed and designed by the wishes of the new owners.

CREDITS

architects: Alver Architects

location: Tallinn, Estonia

surface: 5140 m2

year/status:  2013 (built)

project team: Andres Alver, Tarmo Laht, Sven Koppel, Ulla Saar, Indrek Rünkla

photography: Alver Architects

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