Tallinn Arena / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

Tallinn Arena / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

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Tallinn, Estonia
  • Architects: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid ; Design: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ, Kadri Tamme Sisearhitektuur OÜ
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 21000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014
  • Photographs photographs: Kaido Haagen
  • Structural Design: Civen Oü, EA Reng As
  • Builder: Merko Ehitus Eesti AS
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© Kaido Haagen
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Text description provided by the architects. Overall:

The sports complex is situated in a former Soviet residential area – Lasnamäe  – and is one of the first buildings that is intended to revitalize the area.

© Kaido Haagen
© Kaido Haagen


Because of the volume of Tallinn Arena being considerably bigger than the neighbouring buildings, it was essential to downscale it with patterned facade. Inspiration for Tallinn Arena’s window rhythm comes from ice crystals. But after the sun has set the glimmering lights of the Arena act as an image of various apartment block windows. The articulated and varied distribution of openings gives a feeling as if the building wasn’t a single volume, but as if it´s part of the surrounding urban space and fragmented sets of light spots.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Interior architecture:

Interior design is in harmony with architectural simplicity and minimalism. Constructive concrete surfaces are exposed. Concrete contrasts with the wood that covers wall surfaces of public area and acts as acoustic panels on the ceiling.

© Kaido Haagen
© Kaido Haagen

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Address: Tallinn, Estonia

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Cite: "Tallinn Arena / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid" 12 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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