Annual Award 2017

This year, the Estonian Association of Interior Architects celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Annual Awards. Seventy entries were submitted to the competition, from which an international jury comprising interior architect Kees Spanjers (Holland), architect Jan Skolimowski, interior architect / designer Kaido Kivi, interior architect Pille Lausmäe and art historian Kai Lobjakas, selected 33 nominees and 4 winners.

All nominees and the designers thereof can be seen in the virtual exhibition available at www.arhitektuuripreemiad.ee

Recipients of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects annual awards

Exhibition Echo of the Urals– Jan Graps, Ken-Kristjan Ruut, Anne Määrmann

Apartment on Kivimäe Street – Ines Käärma, Ingrid Songisepp

National Archives Noora – Urmo Vaikla, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, with contributions by Helle-Triin Hansumäe and Maarja Varkki (Vaikla Studio). Architecture: Illimar Truverk, Sander Aas (Arhitekt 11), with contributions by Margus Soonets

Restaurant Juur  – Ahti Grünberg, Tõnis Kalve

The Vello Asi Student Award – Elin-Harriet Helemäe

Nominees for the Estonian Association of Interior Architects annual awards

1. Karl Storz offices – Tiiu Truus, with contributions by Konstantin Rõbkin, Maili Tannenberg
2. Elisa Kulma flagship store – Jan Graps, Ken-Kristjan Ruut,
3. Exhibition Echo of the Urals – Jan Graps, Ken-Kristjan Ruut, Anne Määrmann
4. Kaubamaja men’s section – Janno Roos, Liisa Põime
5. Tekero showroom – Hillar Mänd
6. Velvet & UDDU offices – Mari Koger, Taavi Aunre
7. Tokumaru Takeaway – Tomomi Hayashi, Mari Põld
8. Health Centre Kotka Tervisemaja – Rene Safin, Liina Kink
9. Hotel Lydia – Kaire Kemp-Tišler, Ea Andla
10. Mon Repos restaurant – Riina Harik, Külli Salum
11. Arsenal shopping centre  – Katrin Kaevats, Jaan Port, Markus Nimik, Neeme Tiimus
12. Apartment in Pariser Platz – Marita Mätas, Kätlin Ölluk
13. Hotel Sophia and Fii restaurant – Ville Lausmäe, Peeter Klaas
14. Puppet Theatre – Eliina Grünberg, Maile Grünberg, Katrin Tammsaar
15. Parrot MiniBar – Lilia Kristianson, Reet Helisabeth Karm
16. Restaurant Pull – Ines Käärma, Ingrid Songisepp, Aap Piho
17. Apartment in Rotermann street – Ines Käärma, Ingrid Songisepp
18. Apartment in Kivimäe street – Ines Käärma, Ingrid Songisepp
19. Apartment in Lai street – Riin Kärema, Kerli Lepp
20. Arcwood headquaters – Kadri Tamme, Harri Kaplan, Liis Mägi
21. Exhibition Natural Death – Kristiina Kuus
22. StVitus Pub – Kristiina Kuus
23. Järveküla school – Margit Teikari, Tuuli Trei
24. Ugala Theatre – Mait Summatavet
25. Exhibition Polar Spaces – Mari Hunt, Aet Ader, Karin Tõugu, Kadri Klementi (Arhitektuuribüroo b210) and workshop participants (Ulla Alla, Kristel Alliksaar, Ivo Arro, Alden Jõgisuu, Anne Kaljas, Juhan Kangilaski, Taavi Kask, Maris Kohv, Heleri Koltšin, Kaarel Kuusk, Martin Küttim, Joosep Laht, Helmi Langsepp, Helena Leif, Hannes Lung, Helen Melesk, Alina Nurmist, Raul Polding, Ann Press, Kirke Päss, Maarja-Liis Raamat, Mihkel Raev, Geithy Sepp, Liina Soosaar, Jekaterina Zakilova)
26. Öpik Business Building lobby – Hannelore Kääramees, Mattias Agabus, Tiiu Saal
27. National Archives building Noora permanent exposition – Ann Mirjam Vaikla, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, Urmo Vaikla
28. Kaubamaja shoe section – Margit Argus, Maris Kerge
29. Kiltsi Map Castle exposition – Margit Argus, Siim Karro
30. RØST bakery – Sander Allmere, Kris Libe and Mari Hunt, Britta Kongo, Aet Ader, Karin Tõugu, Kadri Klementi
31. Telia Eesti headquarters – Kärt Kukkur, Marja Viltrop, Liina Remmer, Riin Luuk
32. National Archives building Noora – Urmo Vaikla, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, kaasa töötasid Helle-Triin Hansumäe ja Maarja Varkki
33. Juur retaurant – Ahti Grünberg, Tõnis Kalve
34. Student award – Elin-Harriet Helemäe

Vello Asi Student Award Elin-Harriet Helemäe

The student prize is a prize not bestowed by the jury; it is awarded in cooperation between the board of the Association of Interior Architects and the Estonian Academy of Arts Department of Interior Architecture.

National Archives building Noora

The Estonian National Museum’s Echo of the Urals exhibition is at once a serious and playful combination of the everyday and imagined elements from the lives of the Finno-Ugric peoples. The solution is bold and theatrical and required a great workin grelationship between the teams dealing with form and content, respectively. Authors: Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, Urmo Vaikla (Vaikla Studio), kaasa töötasid Helle-Triin Hansumäe, Maarja Varkki.

Juur restaurant

The new environment created in an originally industrial space supports this by valuing the existing aspects through the use of professionally selected non-standard standout details and plenty of greenery. Interior architects: Ahti Grünberg, Tõnis Kalve (SOO4 Interiors).

Exhibition Echo of the Urals

The Estonian National Museum’s Echo of the Urals exhibition is at once a serious and playful combination of the everyday and imagined elements from the lives of the Finno-Ugric peoples. The solution is bold and theatrical and required a great workin grelationship between the teams dealing with form and content, respectively. Authors Jan Graps, Ken Ruut, Anne Määrmann (JANKEN Wisespace).

Apartment in Kivimäe street

Authors: Ines Käärma, Ingrid Songisepp (Ace of Space). In the new apartment building underneath the pines of Nõmme is an 85 m² home whose refined white interior design is full of maximalist aspirations and the interior architect’s boldness to create an integral environment. The compact interior allows both carefully selected furnishing elements and the evergreen surroundings to shine.

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