The planned district can be seen as a symbiosis of perimetrical housing, private gardens and a bit of health resort feeling. Terrace buildings create a so-called dome at one of the highest spots of Tartu, enabling views to all sides. New housing perimeter, directed towards inside of the district, is softer, delicately relating to the quite eclecting surrounding environment. On the street sides the sturture is denser and buildings larger; towards the district’s heart the density and size of the buildings decreases. To the centre of the block, a courtyard is formed in combination of pedestrian streets and greenery areas.
Riia Hill Apartment Block
Location:Tartu, Estonia (map)
Size:30 000 m2
Invited competition:2006, 1st prize
Competition team:Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke
Design team:Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke, Margus Tamm, Ragnar Põllukivi, Helin Vahter