• Construction of Tallinn City Theatre production complex designed by Novarc has started


    The construction of the production complex located at Suur-Sõjamäe St 44 in Tallinn Estonia has started. The design was prepared by Novarc, the architect was Katrin Kõlu and project manager Indrek Kõlu. The client is Tallinn City Theatre and Tallinn City Property Department.

    The first floor houses workshops, decoration storage and garage. On the second floor, placed on the area above the garage, service premises for employees are located. The third floor houses a meeting room, offices, storages and technical rooms.

    The contractor for the production complex is Eston Ehitus AS, a member of the Nordecon Group.

    For more see Äripäev and Nordecon

  • Extension of Ülemiste shopping center opened


    On 13 June Ülemiste shopping center was opened. With the current extension the shopping and recreation center has become the biggest in Baltics. The extension added 13 000 m² to the center making it a total of 125 000 m². It was designed by architects form AMB International (Norway) and Novarc Group (Estonia).

    For more see

    Photo gallery of opening

  • Novarc supported the international steel bridge competition BRICO



    On May 13 to 17 the international steel bridge competition BRICO took place. It was the second time that Novarc supported the competition.

    The goal of the competition is to offer an opportunity for the young engineering students to apply the theory they have studied in practice by designing and building a 5-meter span steel bridge. During the finals the speed of assembly, weight and deflection under 1000 kg load were measured. In addition to technical aspects the architectural and aesthetics of the bridges were assessed. Novarc was represented in the jury by the Chairman of the Board Kaitis Väär.

    This year eight teams from three countries took part. The double win went to Poland, the Bialystok University of Technology. Taltech Teams Lovers won the third place.

    For more see BRICO

  • The construction of the Pärnu common building for internal security designed by Novarc is starting


    The general designer for the common building of institutions of the Ministry of the Interior is Novarc Group. The building complex houses the working and service spaces of Police and Border Guard Board, Rescue Board, Emergency Response Center, IT and Development Center and Victim Support Center.

    The contractor is Ehitustrust and the completion is planned in 2021.

    For more see Ehitusuudised


  • Erik Nobel and Novarc awarded second prize in ERR new TV building competition



    Erik Nobel, Lauri Laisaar and Kaitis Väär

    25 designs were submitted to the competition for the new Television Building of Estonian Public Broadcasting.
    The design HÄÄ LINK by architect Erik Nobel (representing Novarc) was awarded second place.
    The winner is „Roheline lina“ by Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid.

    Arhitekt Erik Nobeli võidukavand

    Competition work by architect Erik Nobel

    ERR news (Estonian)
    ERR news (English)
    Estonian Association of Architects

  • Contest Pre-Fab House of the Year 2019: Viimsi State Gymnasium is the best public building



    The building of the Viimsi State Gymnasium designed by Novarc and KAMP Arhitektid is the first timber (CLT or cross laminated timber) school house built in last hundred years.

    See all winners

    Estonian Woodhouse Association


  • Novarc in BIM academy 2019


    On 21 March a training day within the BIM academy arranged by the provider of business software solutions Usesoft took place. This year’s enhanced programme focused on essential BIM topics from creation of the model to further implementation throughout the building’s life cycle. From February till April there will be seven training days.

    Mihkel Kaesveld from Novarc spoke in the building structures module. Through practical examplaes the clients and project managers that participated in the training got the idea of modelling the building structures and smart procurement. The training was based on BIM requirements as per EVS 932, RKAS 2018, COBIM 2012 and Novarc’s current practice.

    Main topics: BIM_academy
    • Design stages of building structures in model
    • Requirements for the model of building structures
    • Starting with design in model
    • Collaboration between submodels
    • Geometric model
    • Analytic model
    • Design documentation
    • Presentation of model.

    Based on discussions and feedback the clients are very interested in quality BIM projects. By involving professionals and implementing recognised terms of reference they are ready to contribute to more detailed information models – the goal being saving of resources within construction process and further operation period. By analysing the costs of potential errors and the marginal price of their resolving in model, the common understanding has been reached to build digitally first.

    BIM academy 2019 programme and trainers

  • Novarc on conference Energy Efficient Building 2019


    Saastlik_hooneOn 19 March the conference Energy Efficient Building 2019 arranged by Ehitusuudised took place. It gave an overview of latest developments in hot building topics: near zero buildings, energy labels and energy efficient solutions.

    Novarc and EAACEC (Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies) were represented by Kaitis Väär who made a presentation “Energy efficient building ≠ cheap design”.

    Programme and speakers

    Photo gallery from conference

  • Novarc in the board of the Digital Construction Cluster



    The new board of the cluster has been active for a couple of months and created a good teamwork spirit. Within the period we have set the goal of increasing the number of members as well as enhancing cooperation with national organisations and associations. The increasing number of involver parties allows us to boost development activities and consecutively raise our level in digital world. In coming years we aim at enhancing the visibility and image of Estonian construction sector on international level. First steps include cooperation with BuildingSmart and preparations for Dubai Expo – together with digital Estonia.

    See also the article in Ehitusuudised: „The digital construction cluster invites to join“

    Digital Construction Cluster

  • Novarc on BIMsummit 2019



    On 11 April the third BIMsummit will take place. This is an expert-to-expert conference addressing burning actual topics and future visions of BIM and digital construction.

    Novarc will be represented by Mihkel Kaesveld with “The Fine Art of BIM” sharing the experience from the first project procured on basis of RKAS’s new BIM requirements.

    See more BIMsummit 2019

EA Reng tegi läbi põhjaliku identiteedimuutuse ning tegutseb nüüd uue nime all Novarc. Koos sisemise arenguga on astutud oluline samm ka väliselt. Nimi Novarc sümboliseerib ambitsiooni viia ehitus kui oluline majandusvaldkond innovatsiooni teele ning võtta kasutusele kõigi osapoolte koostööd toetavad tehnoloogiad.