The River

Tartu / Estonia

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Jõekaare Residential District is the result from the winning project of an invited international competition. The site is located on a former industrial area in the southern suburb of 100 000 inhabitants’ in the City of Tartu. It is characterized by its exceptional position on the peninsular of the central Estonian Emajõgi river; overlooking the spectacular landscape of a nature reserve.


 The River Tower is the first realized building of the scheme, the construction ended in August 2008.  When finished, a total of nine buildings with 440 apartments and approximately 1 000 inhabitants will be settled there.


 Due to the suburban position of the site it was necessary to design a distinctive neighbourhood where people can appreciate the advantages of their individuality but also enjoy a sense of community, being united. Responding to the situation given by the urban and natural environment, we developed two types of buildings. The one along the riverside represents the villa type (The River Tower), the other, facing the city, tends to be a more urban type (The City Slab).


 The orientation and position of the buildings is designed in order to enable an optimum view and privacy for all apartments but also create a central public plaza in between the two, ideal for community interaction and as a children’s playground.


 


*in collaboration with Bramberger Architects
 


 

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    Jõekaare Residential District is the result from the winning project of an invited international competition. The site is located on a former industrial area in the southern suburb of 100 000 inhabitants’ in the City of Tartu. It is characterized by its exceptional position on the peninsular of the central Estonian Emajõgi river; overlooking the spectacular landscape of a nature reserve.  The River Tower is the first realized building of the scheme, the construction...

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