By 2025, Liven will have built a new residential quarter along Erika Street, in North Tallinn, in place of the old factory building, which will connect the seaside Noblessner area with the future insect corridor. KTA was recently announced as the winner of the architectural design competition.
According to the 2020 real estate market review conducted by Kantar Emor, an increasing number of people see North Tallinn as their home. Liven, which is known as one of the quality leaders on the market, has begun the process of developing a beautiful residential quarter, which includes 6 buildings with 137 homes, in place of the old factory building on Erika Street.
‘This area is the first preference for one-fifth of people who plan to buy a home’, said Andero Laur, CEO of Liven AS. ‘The transformation of the factory building and the closed territory into a modern living environment will transform Erika Street into a more pleasant urban space, connecting the seaside Noblessner area with the future insect corridor and giving a new purpose to the entire surrounding area’, added Laur. According to him, the proximity to the City Centre, green areas and convenient transport connections are definitely arguments why North-Tallinn is growing in popularity. ‘We are pleased to be able to add a distinctive and special centre to North-Tallinn in the form of a new quarter, which will make the region a unified whole’, said Laur.
According to KTA architect Mihkel Tüür, who commented on the winning work in the architectural competition, they are very pleased that Liven in particular is developing this area: ‘It would be a shame to see an anonymous house in this place’, said Tüür. ‘The character of this location – the brick architecture characteristic to North-Tallinn and the arched line of the Arsenal Center – have been further developed in our work. Although the buildings on Erika Street have developed at different times, the urban development of the nearby area is dominated by orthogonality and courtyards between houses, and the architecture is symmetrical with a repetitive facade rhythm. This will continue with our winning work, but they will have a slightly more chamber-like scale. We have designed the courtyard for common use, creating both a place for community gatherings and a path for guests’.
The quarter will be completed by 2025.