Stockholm Square designed by Novarc under construction
The engineering parts of Narva’s new main square, Stockholm Square, were designed by Novarc. The project manager is Raiki Parts. The architectural solution is based on the winning work of an architectural competition by KOKO Arhitektid.
«Stockholm Square will become the heart of the old town of Narva. We have beautiful historic sites and they need to live so that everyone can see the true beauty of the city. I believe that Narva will soon change and become more attractive to tourists, investors and, of course, to our citizens as well», said Mayor Katri Raik.
OÜ RTS Infra Eesti and OÜ RTS Infraehitus won the public procurement organized to find a builder. The construction period is planned for 12 months.
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Corner stone placed for the E-Piim dairy plant designed by Novarc
On 3 June, the corner stone was placed for the new high-tech E-Piim dairy plant located at Ruubassaare tee 12 in Paide, Estonia. The new plant with the total area f 32000 m2 will be completed in 2023.
The design was prepared by Novarc Group. Architects are Lauri Laisaar and Inge Sirkel-Suviste. Project manager is Vallo Goroško. The construction main contractor is Nordecon.
Ragnar Jõesaar from Novarc elected Chairman of the Board of EAACEC
On 20 April 2022 the general meeting of the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies (EAACEC) took place. On the meeting the new board was elected. The first meeting of the new board was held on 4 May. There Ragnar Jõesaar, Member of the Board and CEO of Novarc Group AS was elected Chairman of the Board of EAACEC.
According to the newly elected Chairman of the Board, the Association will continue to aim to improve the competitive environment in the design sector, including the introduction of value-based procurement and smart client principles. «Although the situation has slightly improved compared to a couple of years ago, public procurement is still mostly based on the lowest price, which in turn does not allow the contracting authorities to achieve the expected end result,» said Ragnar Jõesaar. «The opportunity to make things better is based on sufficient client awareness and the cooperation of the entire construction sector,» he added.
Novarc will design Rail Baltica’s regional stations
On February 17, Rail Baltic Estonia and Novarc Group signed the contract for the design of local stations and associated station buildings. Novarc will design the Kohila, Rapla and Järvakandi stations and provide typical design for all regional station buildings in Estonia. The completion of the design works is scheduled for the second half of 2023.
For more see the press release by Rail Baltic Estonia
Dairy plant designed by Novarc under construction
The new dairy plant in Paide, called the building of Järva County of the century, is booming, and the factory is expected to open in a year and a half. Jaanus Murakas, the chairman of the board of E-Piim Tootmine, the owner of the factory, said that a modern milk processing plant will be built in Paide, where cheese and whey powder will be made.
The dairy plant is designed by Novarc Group AS, architects Lauri Laisaar and Inge Sirkel-Suviste, project manager Vallo Goroško.
The contractor is AS Nordecon. The building will be completed in 2023.
For more see news by Estonian Public Broadcasting
Novarc granted a letter of thanks for the design of Rukkilille kindergarten
Construction of the common building for internal security designed by Novarc completed
The common building building for internal security located at A.H. Tammsaare Blvd. 61, Riia Rd. 127a and A.H. Tammsaare Blvd. 70, Pärnu, Estonia, has been completed. Novarc won the value-based public procurement for design in 2016. The client was State Real Estate (Riigi Kinnisvara AS). The architects are Martin Aunin, Annika Aasmaa and Marti Kahu, interior designer Urmo Vaikla. Novarc’s project managers were Reino Rass and Kätlin Simberg. It took over two years and 25 million euro to build. All internal security institutions are pleased with the new and modern working environment.
For more see the news by Estonian Public Broadcasting
Film studio designed by Novarc received building permit
On 16 August the studio complex of Tallinn film city received the building permit. The studio complex is planned as the first building of the TFW (Tallinn Film Wonderland) film city. It is located in Paljassaare, Tallinn, Estonia. The building will house three studios with the total area of 2621 m², the biggest 1300 m² (height 14 m). Each studio will be supplied with auxiliary rooms for film production and shooting. There will also be office premises for units related to film production The total useful area of the building is approx. 6200 m².
The architects of the building are Lauri Laisaar and Inge Sirkel-Suviste.
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Novarc awarded Remote Work Badge
Remote work has come to stay. In March 2020 when the lockdown started, we were well prepared. The means and options for remote work were there, so we only had to scale them to all employees. After the lockdown we have stuck to the hybrid WFH (work from home) model combining remote and in-house work.
In order to mark the viability of this model we applied for the 2021 Remote Work Badge. The diploma we were granted says we are an efficient promoter of flexible work methods and a practitioner of remote working.
For more see smartworks.ee
Novarc designs an annex to the Estonian Academy of Arts
In the end of 2020, Novarc won the quality-based public procurement for the design of an annex to the Estonian Academy of Arts located at Kotzebue St 10, Tallinn.
The building will house a monumental studio, digital printing studio, virtual reality studio, 3D printing space and a sustainable materials lab. The building will be three-storied plus one underground floor. By now the application for the building permit has been filed. The building will be opened next year.
Architects are Martin Aunin, Annika Puust and Katrin Kõlu. The general designer’s project manager is Reino Rass.
For more see Estonian Public Broadcasting