High-rise planned for EKA plot
The new owner of the plot at Tartu mnt 1 wants to construct a 30-story high-rise where the project of the Estonian Academy of Arts' (EKA) planned 14-story building failed.
28.04.2017, Uwe GnadenteichVT
Ehitusfirma jättis kellu õhku ka Vinnis
Lisaks politseimuuseumile Rakveres katkesid Best Buildingu ette võetud tööd ka Vinnis Kiige tänaval kuuekümne korteriga elumaja renoveerimisel.
25.04.2017, Toomas HermPM
Estonian president's office doesn't want residence set up at Liberty estate
The Office of the President has decided to abandon the plan tabled during the tenure of Toomas Hendrik Ilves to renovate the seaside Liberty estate in the Tallinn suburb of Rocca al Mare for more than four million euros to serve as the residence of the head of state.
Car lands in house after flight of fifty meters
A 22-year-old woman crashed her BMW into a residential building on Viljandi's Köstri street after the speed at which the vehicle was traveling caused it to fly out of a steep turn and take flight, passing over a parked vehicle and a fence for a total distance of several dozen meters on Monday. The driver, who initially fled the scene, was found to be under the influence of narcotic substances.
23.11.2016, Marko Suurmägi
Kas selles akendeta New Yorgi pilvelõhkujas asub NSA jälgimiskeskus?
Ameerika Ühendriikides New Yorgis Manhattanil aadressil 33 Thomas Street asub 29 korrusega firma AT&T logo kandev betoonist kõrghoone, millel ei ole aknaid ja mis väidetavalt peab vastu ka tuumaplahvatuse korral.
17.11.2016, Inna-Katrin HeinPM
Lillekula Stadium to add 3,000 seats, build new facade for EUR 1.7 mln
The Estonian Football Association has announced a tender for the contract to build an additional seating capacity of 3,000 and a new facade in Lillekla Stadium, home ground of the Estonian national team and FC Flora, for 1.7 million euros.
Church installs altar window illegally
Archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) Urmas Viilmaa sanctified the new stained-glass altar window of Lüganuse church by well-known artist Andrei Lobanov last Sunday. The only problem is that the congregation forgot to notify the heritage protection watchdog of work done on the protected building and could now be looking at sanctions.
10.11.2016, TEET KORSTEN, PõhjarannikPM
New road in need of repairs
A big hole in the asphalt cover on the Tartu-bound side of the Kurna-Luige section of the Tallinn ring road caused the part of the road to be closed when it appeared on July 11. It now turns out major deposits of concrete waste were left inside the relatively new road section.
13.10.2016, Piret LaksonPM
New Estonian National Museum is open
In all some 34,000 cubic meters of reinforced concrete was used in the frame, walls, floor and roof of the new building of the Estonian National Museum that was opened in a ceremony on Thursday evening.
Fotod: need on ametlikult maailma kõige koledamad ehitised
Mõnikord näeb asi paberil parem välja kui päriselus. Need üheksa hoonet on selle ilmekaks näiteks.
Vau! Ott Kiivikas on Arnold Classic võistluseks valmis!
Oh, sa poiss! On alles pühendumus ning enesedistsipliin!
Government to boost security of hundreds of buildings
State agencies, the Estonian National Museum, certain bridges, server rooms, and backup generators of hospitals are just some of the things to be added to the government's new list of objects of national security relevance. The latter will have to take more stringent security measures against potential attacks.
21.09.2016, Oliver Kund
Fotod ja videod: erakordsed hooned, mis on pääsenud muusikavideotesse
Nii mõnegi artisti muusikavideos on arhitektuuril oluline roll.
23.08.2016, Kristel TrellPM
Estonian regulator suspends Kalevipoeg statue technical permit procedure
The Estonian Technical Regulatory Authority has suspended the building permit procedure for a statue of Kalevipoeg, hero of the national epic of Estonia, that a nonprofit organization is planning to have built in the sea in the Bay of Tallinn.
Arts Academy rector says «somebody stood in the way»
I had a nice contact with Ester Palm, owner of house next door, and after every meeting I felt we found a solution. With other neighbors we settled regarding compensation and Ester Palm was the only exception.
05.08.2016, Signe Kivi, Estonian Academy of Arts rectorPM
Elderly lady bribed by real estate developer?
Again, former Arts Academy lot in central Tallinn behind the Kaubamaja department store has crossed the news threshold. Turns out, the new land owner has planned buildings even higher and bigger than envisioned by academy five years back.
05.08.2016, Anneli AmmasPM
Richest parish plans «cheap to keep» school
From among the 17 works sent to compete for design solution of Viimsi Parish State Gymnasium building, «CLT» by Novarc Group AS and KAMP Arhitektid OÜ was yesterday declared the winner.
03.08.2016, Gert Siniloo
Galerii: vaata, milline näeb välja rahvusvahelise arhitektuurivõistluse finaali valitud eestlaste loodud väikemaja (4)
Eestlaste loodud Kodasema loodud väikemaja prototüüp valiti World Architecture Festival võistluse finaali.
05.07.2016, Kristel TrellPM
Estonia, Lutheran church buy St. Alexander's of Narva
The Estonian state and the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) on Wednesday bought the bankrupt St. Alexander's Church of Narva and its final price was 375,000 euros, half of which was paid by the state and half by EELK.
State ponders purchase of big church building in Narva
Yesterday, bankruptcy committee for Narva Alexsander's congregation decided to cancel auction of the church building as, among others, asked for by interior ministry considering its purchase for the state.
06.05.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Editorial: rules are not for breaking
Yesterday, Postimees wrote about potential danger posed by new buildings being erected using flawed material. At the moment, we have two schoolhouses, an apartment house, and two office buildings under construction featuring defective blocks.
State regulator suspected in favouring flawed blocks producer
Technical Regulatory Authority responsible to inspect building materials quality is under suspicion of trying to sweep defective products instance under rug as official summonsed to check blocks at Rae Kivitehas plant tried to avoid the testing.
29.04.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Collapse caution: flawed blocks possibly used in brand new buildings
Several buildings under construction or just completed are under suspicion of being dangerous – Technical Regulatory Authority is checking out claims that substandard building blocks have been used in load bearing structures.
28.04.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Editorial: the pain and gain of Kumu
Indeed only ten?! The museum feels like an old integral part of cultural Estonia. So how can it be the age of a schoolgirl attending third grade ...
People allowed to return to Tallinn's main courthouse after bomb threat
The Liivalaia courthouse in Tallinn was evacuated following a bomb threat on Monday afternoon and people were allowed back into the buding after a bomb squad had given the all-clear.
Fund Ehitus: a quiet yet aggressive builder
Fund Ehitus, publicity shy to the extreme, is owned by seasoned builders hardened by the battles on the market.
10.12.2015, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
Banks trusted to prevent office building boom
These past months plans are being announced nearly non-stop about building new big office buildings in central Tallinn. As most of the projects need bank funding, real estate experts think that rather many will remain on paper merely.
05.11.2015, Kadri Hansalu
Arhitektid, nohikud ja masinad
Fiiberkomposiitmaterjalid, süsinikkiud, biolagunev plastmass, polüuretaanvaht, kuumsulamliim, polüaktiline hape, polükaprolaktoon, CNC-freesimine, Stratasys, algoritm – tänavusügisene Tallinna arhitektuuribiennaal TAB jalutas eriala tõelistel ääremaadel, otsides teed tulevikku keset kõige keerulisemat materjali- ja robottehnoloogia sõnavara rägastikku. Teed «Isejuhtivasse linna», nagu kõlas TABi pealkiri. Nagu igas otsingus sisaldub rohkem proovimist kui valmislahendusi, tuleb ka kõige uuemast arhitektuurist rääkides unustada korraks kõik eelarvamused, hinnata laborites sündivat eksperimentaalset vaimu, imetleda pidevas muutumises olevaid prototüüpe või jälgida vaid arvutitele võimetekohast tööd andmekogude ning 3D mudelite imepeenelt timmitud parameetritega.
02.10.2015, Triin OjariElu
Galerii! Kuraatorinäituse «Keha ehitus. Body Building» meeleolukas avamine ja pidu
Seekordne Tallinna Arhitektuuribiennaali TAB peanäitus «Keha ehitus. Body Building» võtab vaatluse alla ehituse hübriidsed vormid, milles uusim tehnoloogia ja teadus kohtuvad materjalisüsteemide isetekkelise mitmekesisusega ning mille puhul vabaduse ja kontrolli astmed panevad paika varieeruvuse, otsides tasakaalu kontrollimatu ja etteaimatava – keha ja ehituse – vahel.
Estonian president condemns arson at center for asylum seekers
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves has condemned the act of arson committed at the accommodation center for asylum seekers at Vao early on Thursday morning.
Fire at Estonia's refugee center investigated as arson
A fire that spread to about ten square meters of the outside lining of the building of the accommodation center for asylum seekers in Vao village in north-central Estonia early on Thursday morning is being investigated as arson.
Winner proclaimed for superministry design
Design contest for joint ministries building to be erected where finance ministry once stood was won by «Valged» (The Whites) as depicting two white highrises interconnected.
Estonian embassy in London moves to new location
The Estonian embassy in London moved to a new, freshly renovated building and as of Monday the embassy is welcoming visitors at 44 Queen's Gate Terrace.
Narva checkpoint gets new pedestrian, vehicle terminal
Finance Minister Sven Sester on Monday inaugurated the new pedestrian and vehicle terminal of the Narva-1 checkpoint on the Estonian-Russian border that will make crossing of the border faster and more convenient and contribute to the development of tourism and business.
Ministers of 5 states sign Rail Baltic cooperation record
Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Finnish ministers on Monday signed the Rail Baltic cooperation record in Riga, news portal of Estonia's national broadcaster ERR reports.
New architectural design competition to be held for building of ministries
The city of Tallinn urban planning authority has decided that a new architectural design competition must be held for the building of four government ministries to be built on the plot of the Ministry of Finance in Tallinn's city center.
Company that contested tender for building Estonian EXPO pavilion drops court dispute
E&G OU that contested in court the public procurement tender for building the Estonian pavilion for EXPO Milano 2015 withdrew its appeal on Tuesday.
Editorial: Mr Savisaar, let that garden be!
If Tallinn city government has its way, the Culture Kettle Garden and contemporary arts courtyard thus far operating next to Linnahall at the sea shore will be history – making way for business land to house some 13,000 square metre commercial building. The detail plan amendments for this were entered at the last instant. Nothing much remains of the former plan to consider the area’s current functions.
EUR 20 mln 13-story office building to rise in Ulemiste City
The Estonian real estate developer Mainor Ulemiste is set to start the construction of a 13-story office building in the smart business center Ulemiste City near the Tallinn airport.
Editorial: fix your own mess
Remember «Chief Crossing of Central Estonia», festively finalised four years at Mäo with $30m spent? Five-year warranty time ticking, holes abound...
Lutherans looking to build a skyscraper
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK), soon to complete a top exclusive real estate development in Kentmanni St, Tallinn, is reaching ever higher: next in line would be a skyscraper in heart of Tallinn.
03.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
President Ilves at the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour to address this high-level meeting dedicated to the rights of indigenous peoples.
In July industrial production increased
According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2014, the production of industrial enterprises rose 2% compared to July of the previous year. The production increased in manufacturing and energy, while in mining the production decreased.
Construction volumes decreased in the 2nd quarter
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the total production of Estonian construction enterprises in Estonia and foreign countries decreased 4%. The construction volumes have decreased for three quarters in a row.
Minors torching ghost schools
The former schoolhouse at Õismäe Road 130, Tallinn is surrounded by large blocks of flats, a kindergarten and a sports ground where children are playing a good game of football.
19.08.2014, Meribel SinikaldaPM
Housing market heating up
Even Eesti Pank is uneasy about the fast price rise of real estate over the past year, thus dedicating an entire chapter in its financial stability report to housing market and the risks it carries.
08.05.2014, Kadri InselbergPM
Building procurements to get tougher
By toughening up building procurement participation requirements, the state hopes for about eight extra millions in its coffers.
22.04.2014, Liina ValdrePM
Estonia to own St John’s Church at St Petersburg for half century
Foundation Estonian Concert (Eesti Kontsert) has entered into a contract with the congregation of St John’s Church at St Petersburg, pursuant to which the Estonian state obtains right of disposal of the building, free of charge, for 49 years.
10.04.2014, News.postimees.ee / ERRPM
Rejecting the sewing machine, Estonians embrace computers
In 2004, Estonia joined the European Union. Boosted by EU aid, our economic indicators started to even up with these of wealthy states. Over the ten years, a lot has changed in the Estonian life. What, then, has been the impact on economic structure? As attested by Statistical Office labour force studies: though more and more Estonians move from workbenches to office tables, the major employing sectors of economy remain the same.
27.03.2014, Kadri InselbergPM
Arts Academy decides new location
Yesterday, a deal was sealed by Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) and State Real Estate Ltd (RKAS) regarding mutual obligations in acquiring a factory building at Kotzebue St 1 / Põhja Av 7, North Tallinn, to create a modern university of architecture, design and arts.
Nordecon to build EUR 9 mln shopping center
The listed Estonian construction group Nordecon and real estate company Kantauro signed a contract for the construction of the Stroomi shopping center in Tallinn with a value of over nine million euros.