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post updated 3 October 2021


Buildings in Estonia

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Estonian Buildings. We try to include significant design-led Estonian buildings. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Estonia. The focus is on contemporary Estonian buildings.

We have 2 pages of Estonian Building selections.

Estonian Architecture : A-K

Estonian Buildings : L-Z (this page)

Estonian Buildings

Major Estonian Buildings / Structures, alphabetical:

Lotte kindergarten, Tartu
Date built: 2008
Design: KAVAKAVA Architects (Indrek Peil, Siiri Vallner, Sten-Mark Mändmaa)
Lotte kindergarten in Tartu Estonian Buildings
photo : Kaido Haagen

Pärnu Central Library
Design: 3+1 Architects (Markus Kaasik, Andres Ojari, Ilmar Valdur, Risto Parve, Kalle Komissarov, Mihkel Tüür)
Pärnu Library Estonian Buildings
photo : Kaido Haagen

Radisson SAS Hotel
Design: Vilen Künnapu / Ain Padrik / Kari Mökkälä
103m high Estonian skyscraper

Residential building, Seedri St., Pärnu
Design: Arhitektuuribüroo JVR

Rotermanni Flour Storage Project, Tallinn
Design: OÜ HG Arhitektuur

Rotermanni Carpenter’s Workshop, Tallinn
Design: KOKO architects OÜ

Rotermanni Quarter – Commercial building, Tallinn
KOKO Architects (Andrus Kõresaar, Raivo Kotov)
Rotermanni Quarter Tallinn
photo : Kaido Haagen

Rotermann Quarter, Tallinn

Summer kitchen, Korvamäe
Arhitektid Muru & Pere OÜ

Swissotel Tallinn
Nord Projekt AS
28 storey Estonian tower

Tallinn City Hall
Architects: BIG
Tallinn City Hall Estonian Buildings
picture from architect
Tallinn City Hall
The purpose of the international idea contest was to find the best architectural solution for the new administrative building of the city government that will be situated on a 35,000 m2 plot near the Linnahall building. The contest for the new city was met with a great interest, 81 architects and their teams were willing to present an entry. Of those, the international jury chose the best 9 to shortlist as finalists into the second phase of the competition. By May 15 the finalists handed in their final solutions. The international jury’s decision to award BIG‘s entry first place in the competition was unanimous and was presided by the vice mayor Taavi Aas.

Tallinn Synagogue, Tallinn
KOKO Architects (Lembit-Kaur Stöör, Tõnis Kimmel, Andrus Kõresaar)
Tallinn Synagogue Estonian Buildings
photo : Kaido Haagen

Tallinn Urban Development
Design: e+i studio
Tallinn Urban Development
image from architect
Tallinn Urban Development : European Competition, Finalist
The proposal was born from identifying a continuous flow of undulating movement throughout the site. This movement, which ultimately defines the primary circulation artery, also create trapezoidal areas that are similar -yet different- to each other. These are then developed into two opposite spiraling movements: 1. downwards-the podium element and the ramping underground parking; 2. upwards- defining the tower element of the final living landscape.

Vabaduse Square + St Paul’s Church Reconstruction, Rakvere
Vabaduse Square : Estonian Architecture Competition
St Paul’s Church in Rakvere – currently a sports venue – to be transformed into a multifunctional public building: concert hall + conference venue. The original building was designed by Estonian architect Alar Kotli.

Vallimäe stairs, Rakvere
KAVAKAVA Architects (Heidi Urb, Siiri Vallner)
Vallimäe stairs in Rakvere
photo : Arne Maasik

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Location: Estonia, Eastern Europe

Building Developments in countries close to Estonia

Russian Architecture

Latvian Architecture

Belarus Buildings

Lithuanian Architecture

Traditional Estonian Building:

St. Olav Church
Date built: 1450

This structure is a very tall church – reaching up to 124m high.

New Estonian Architecture Exhibition – 2011

Eastern European Building Developments

Croatian Projects

Hungarian Developments

Romanian Building

Ukraine Architecture

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