The apartment building on Aleksandri Str is located in an environment with many different spatial strata. The aim of the project has not been to blend with the surroundings, but to add one more layer. The layout of the building volume was defined by an outdated, restricting detailed plan, and a large water collector diagonally dissecting the plot, creating a restricted area in the middle of the building. As is characteristic of backyard buildings, it does not have a distinctive main façade. Multi-level apartments with higher living rooms conform to the relief of the plot.
Apartment Building in Tartu
Location:Tartu, Estonia (map)
Design team:Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Kristiina Arusoo
Best Building of the Year in Tartu: Best New Building 2007.
Photos by Kaido Haagen & Maari Ross