Apartment building in Lootsi Street (Korterelamu Lootsi tänaval), 2003-05
The Soviet time off-limit port and warehouse area has been given to private sector since 90s. It now sees the biggest opportunity of redeveloping in the vicinity of the historical Old Town. The triangular site was shaped by the planned extension of 4-lane artery. We saw the challenge to create one of the first living rooms close to the port, offering the residents views and air, at the same time to contribute to the public architecturally and urbanistically. Y-shape building with central corridor minimizes its foot print, avoiding the street alignment of the block-type apartment buildings. Both the residents and the public on the street shall share the extra room within the property line.