On Estonia’s centennial day the upgraded central space in Tõrva was opened
Corner stone was laid for the Viimsi state gymnasium
The modern gymnasium for 540 pupils is built at Tammepõllu Rd, Viimsi (Harju county). The building with the footprint of 2500 m2 is located on a land unit of 8830 m2. The gross area of the school building is 4150 m2. The design is based on the winning work “CLT” by Novarc Group AS and KAMP Arhitektid OÜ (Jan Skolimowski, Peeter Loo and Kaspar Kruuse). The contractor is Merko Infra AS.
Novarc is preparing the preliminary design for the new E-Piim dairy factory
Architects: Lauri Laisaar and Jaanika Oks
The new 24 000 m² factory focusing mainly on export will be built in Paide (Central Estonia). The preliminary design is under way and equipment procurement will be launched shortly.
Juhkentali quarter architectural competition
Eight architectural offices were invited to the competition: SpaceGroup Company (Norway) in cooperation with Novarc Group (Estonia), Fletcher Priest Architects (Great Britain) in cooperation with Arhitekt 11 (Estonia), architect Martin Aunin (Estonia), Arhitektuuribüroo JVR (Estonia), Alver Arhitektid (Estonia), Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid (Estonia), KOKO Arhitektid (Estonia) and M. Pressi Arhitektuuribüroo (Estonia).
The multifunctional Juhkentali quarter located on the crossing of Liivalaia and Juhkentali streets, facing hotel Olümpia will house approx. 80 000 m²of office, commercial and service spaces, including a number of catering, sports facilities as well as a parking house.
The winner of the competition was architect Martin Aunin with his work „Lightpark“
Commercial, office and residential building R18 has been completed
Novarc participated in 21st buildingSMART forum
In the construction of buildings we give priority to functionality. The buildings must be as man- and environmentally friendly as possible in the first place, later shaped into aesthetic volume. Novarc is constantly seeking best user experience of a building throughout its life cycle: in addition to aesthetics there is functionality, economy, environmental and energy saving along with overall benefit and satisfaction.
In the process of achieving our goals, Novarc participated in the 21.-st buildingSMART Forum. It took place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Ellington Hotel in Berlin. The top-class lectures of international speakers were dedicated to the focal topic “Lifecycle BIM“. Planners, building contractors, large builders and portfolio holders, as well as facility management experts, demonstrated in their presentations the great benefits of the BIM method for sustainability and cost optimization in buildings and facilities – throughout their lifecycle.
The participants collected valuable trend-setting and applicable knowledge from lifecycle BIM.
A topping-out ceremony of Tallinn new court house was held
On 10 November the topping-out ceremony of the new courthouse erected at Lubja St 4, Tallinn was held. It marked the building had reached its height and the contractor was thanked for their fine work so far. According to folk tradition the ceremony serves a means of establishing good relations with house spirits and provides it good luck.
The author of the architectural part of the building is Arhitektuuristuudio Siim & Kreis OÜ (authors Andres Siim and Kristel Ausing), interior design comes from Pille Lausmäe Sisearhitektuuri Büroo OÜ, design from Novarc Group AS (principal architect Lauri Laisaar). The building will be completed in the spring of 2018.
See also RKAS
Kristiine Shopping Centre will be renovated
Extensive renovation works will start in Kristiine Shopping Centre in November. Both exterior and interior will undergo a major change.
The design was prepared by Novarc Group, architectural concept and interior design by Benoy (UK).
See also Postimees
„Tagurpidi Maja“: an Upside Down House in Estonia
Over the years we have seen prefabricated timber houses of all shapes and kinds… but we were yet to see one that stands on its roof.
Architect: Indrek Taukar
Structural Engineer for steel: Andrei Balash (Novarc)
Main contractor: Q-haus Baltic OÜ
Viimsi state gymnasium. Main contractor’s contract signed
On 2 October 2017 Priit Püss, construction manager for Riigi Kinnisvara AS, and Marek Hergauk, member of the board of AS Merko Infra signed the contract for construction of Viimsi state gymnasium. This is the first state gymnasium in Harju County.
The design was prepared by Novarc Group AS in cooperation with KAMP Arhitektid OÜ.