Ruumipilt 2016

Ruumipilt 2016 presents the nominees and winners of annual awards handed out by two institutions: the Estonian Association of Interior Architects and the architecture arm of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (projects related to interior architecture), giving a good overview of trends in Estonian interior architecture and design in the last two years from the perspective of the authors, customers and users.

 

Estonia’s best interiors and design

Compiler and editor: Karen Jagodin

Designer: Margus Tammik (o2 Works)

Project team: Kairi Rand, Liivi Haamer, Kristi Org

Project manager: Kadri Kaljumets (o2 Works)

Estonian language editor: Karin Kastehein

Translation: A&A Lingua

Portrait photographs: Krõõt Tarkmeel

Printing house: Printon

Publisher: Estonian Association of Interior Architects

Realization: o2 Works

Tallinn 2016
ISSN 1736-4493
© Estonian Association of Interior Architects

The digital edition of Ruumipilt is available on ISSUU.

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Estonian Association of Interior Architects (EAIA) annual awards jury

Anja Dirks, interior architect

Eik Hermann, philosopher
Kadri Klementi, architect
Mari Kurismaa, interior architect
Raul Tiitus, interior architect

Members of the jury for the Cultural Endowment of Estonia annual awards in architecture

Eero Jürgenson, interior architect
Marika Lõoke, architect
Karen Jagodin, architectural historian
Paco Ulman, architect
Peeter Pere, architect
Monika Järg, designer
Karin Bachmann, landscape architect

Editor ́s note

Last year marked the start of the practice of awarding all the annual architecture awards
at one gala event. Now, this year, a further step has been taken: the publication of a combined annual retrospective. For years, a survey of the year’s best interior architecture called Ruumipilt – has been published in Estonia, along with
a book called Arhitektuuriaasta (or the Year in Architecture) – a look at the best in the year’s architecture. There have always been overlapping projects covered in both books, both among the Cultural Endowment of Estonia’s architecture endowment annual awards and the prizes awarded by the Association of Interior Architects. For this reason, for the first time, this year the Cultural Endowment’s interior architecture nominees are included along in Ruumipilt in addition to the nominees and winners of the Association of Interior Architects annual awards. This provides a comprehensive look at the entire field. Conversely, Arhitektuuriaasta devotes space to the nominees and winners of the Estonian Association of Architects and Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union annual awards, not just the Cultural Endowment architecture award winners.

By broadening the focus to the awards handed out by two different institutions, the timeframe has also expanded. Because the Cultural Endowment traditionally looks back on the past calendar year, the nominees are all from 2015. The Estonian Association of Interior Architects, however, set the condition that nominated projects had to be completed by mid-2016. Thus Ruumipilt surveys an 18-month period, not just a year, giving an idea of the projects that have just now reached completion after a longer process. The 2016 Ruumipilt offers a full insight into the best architecture had to offer, and also gives the floor to the architects themselves. Brief interviews and ideas voiced directly by the creators of these designs convey a sense of how the architects first approached each project, the biggest challenges they faced and the most rewarding parts. Ranging from office interiors to museum exhibits, from homes to experimental installations, it reflects the broad range of the field and the energy it possesses right now in particular – i.e., at the close of 2016.

Karen Jagodin
compiler and editor of Ruumipilt 2016

EAIA jury’s note

Let me start by saying that I was very honoured to be invited to become a member of the jury for the annual EAIA 2016 prize giving. To have the opportunity to visit so many great projects in just a few days, to hear all the background stories and to get involved with Estonian culture is a real privilege! And I would like to thank Eesti Sisearhitektide Liit (ESL) for this invitation and opportunity!

I visited Estonia for the first time in the spring of 2015, just one year ago. I was in Tallinn to attend SISU and we had our ECIA board meeting there. I had the chance to meet with the ESL board and see some nice spots in the city. This year, I had a chance to revisit Estonia.

Just before I was due to travel to Estonia, before the summer, we as a jury selected a list of projects to visit. Not an easy job, since there was a high quality of work presented. For me, the criteria were not in the size or scale of the projects but more in fresh and new concepts, great detailing, the stories behind the projects, motivation, inspiration and of adding something new to the table. This was all seen from a European point
of view – how it was related to a broader scale, beyond Estonia too.

It became a long list, due to the quality of the work, and because we had the advantage of visiting the projects. It is great that we can actually see the projects and it is good to see that this is a real specific way of judging for Estonia. Besides Belgium and the Netherlands I could not name other countries within Europe where you would have this option. It has to do with the scale of the country. In order to not eliminate projects with potential before we would have seen them, we decided to first visit them. And it proved that some of the projects were different in real life than on paper.

I was personally impressed by the quality and diversity of the work. We visited museums, offices, shopping centres, public interiors, private houses and saw some really nice product designs. We determined categories and started rating the projects. This is not an easy thing to do, even though we had the categories. With this note I want to commend all of the nominated projects for their great work. We heard the stories of clients and evaluated every detail. After a long talk over a nice dinner in one of the winner’s restaurants, ‘Tuljak’, we came to a decision. We selected four winners in four different categories.

After these three intense but rewarding days
I had the pleasure to stay another weekend in Narva, just at the border, after which I really had to fly home. But I am looking forward to visiting Estonia again soon!  

Anja Dirks, ECIA president 

Recipients of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects annual awards

Recipients of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects annual awards

University of Tartu Natural History Museum

Architects: Jelena Altmäe, Kadri Kaldam, Raivo Kotov, Andrus Kõresaar, Lea Laidra, Liis Lindvere, Indrek Mikk, Jaanus Männik, Raili Paling (KOKO Architects)

Lenne offices
Architect: Jan Skolimowski, in collaboration with Maie Raud (KAMP Architects)

Restaurant Tuljak
Interior architect: Tarmo Piirmets (PINK)

Kuke guesthouse
Interior architects: Pille Lausmäe (Pille Lausmäe SAB), Mari Põld (MP Studio), Liisa Põime (Architecture Bureau Studio 3)

Coworkshop
Recipients of the student prize awarded in cooperation between the board of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects and the Estonian Academy of Arts Department of Interior Architecture. Anni Leo, Jekaterina Shipilenko, Inna Fleišer. Supervisors Tarmo Piirmets, Urmas Pastarus

Nominees for the Estonian Association of Interior Architects annual awards

Nominees for the Estonian Association of Interior Architects annual awards

Hektor Design Hostel
Architect: Jan Skolimowski, in collaboration with Maie Raud (KAMP Architects)

Public areas of the Kvartal shopping centre
Interior architects: Kadri Tamme, Liis Mägi

Estonian Pavilion at Expo 2015
Interior architects: Kadri Tamme, Liis Mägi

Construction of Tartu University Hospital Medical Campus, Phase II
Interior architects: Matti Anttila, Agu Külm, Berit Freivald, Maarja Varkki

Korsten, armastus ja hea toit Restaurant
Interior architects: Hanna Karits, Annes Arro

Offices of Twilio Estonia
Interior architect: Katrin Kaevats

Offices of Playtech
Architect: Jan Skolimowski: in collaboration with Maie Raud

Estonian office of TransferWise
Interior architects: Kärt Loopalu, Krista Thomson, in collaboration with Heleri Lindeberg, Rose-Marie Keva

Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in London:
Interior architect: Margit Argus, architect: Margit Aule

Floating Sauna
Acrhitect: Tomomi Hayashi

KODA by Kodasema
Concept: Taavi Jakobson, Ülar Mark, Hannes Tamjärv, Kalev Ramjalg, Marek Strandberg. Architect: Ülar Mark. Interior architects: Kariina Kristiina Kaufmann, Kadri Tonto, Hannes Praks. Construction: Egon Kivi

Expedition Wunderlich
Authors: Katrin Talvik, Merilin Tee, Sabine Suuster, Martin Saar, Karl Taul, Alden Jõgisuu, Tõnu Lensment, Aadam Kaarma, Carl-Dag Lige, Hannes Praks

Seeking Souls fotoinstallatsioon
Authors: Loreida Hein

Estonian Health Care Museum
Authors: Raili Paling, Liis Lindvere, Kadri Kaldam, Indrek Mikk, Andrus Kõresaar, Raivo Kotov

Permanent exhibition “Conflicts and adaptations” at KUMU
Authors:  Raul Kalvo, Helen Oja, Tõnis Saadoja, Tuuli Aule (graafiline disain)

Estonian Mining Museum
Interior architect: Margit Argus, architect: Margit Aule

Carved Stone Museum:
Authors: Jaagup Roomet, Maarja Varkki, Helle- Triin Hansumäe

Wooden megaphones RUUP
Idea: Birgit Õigus. Authors and makers: Birgit Õigus, Mariann Drell, Ardo Hiiuväin, Lennart Lind, Henri Kaarel Luht, Mariette Nõmm, Johanna Sepp, Kertti Soots, Sabine Suuster. Supervisors: Aet Ader, Karin Tõugu, Kadri Klementi, Mari Hunt (b210), Tõnis Kalve and Ahti Grünberg (Derelict Furniture)

Architect’s drawing boards
Author: Aap Piho

Sidetable “Readers”
Author: Aap Piho

Chandeliers “Birch Catkins” at the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in London
Authors: Margus Triibmann, Kard Männil

Acoustic lamp “Riba”
Authors: Margus Triibmann, Kard Männil

Spatial installation “Apparition”
Authors: Urmo Vaikla, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, Ann Mirjam Vaikla, Ingel Vaikla, Mikk Meelak

Recipients of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia architecture annual awards in architecture

Grand Prix of the Estonian Cultural Endowment Architecture Foundation
Restoration of St Paul’s Church in Tartu
Architects: Merja Nieminen, Kari Järvinen, Markku Norsi.

* Activities Prize
Consistent work on the community level to support the people-friendly development of public space in the Kalamaja neighbourhood
Involving: Teele Pehk, Toomas Paaver, Juho Kalberg

Reconstruction and Renovation of Historic Interior Prize
Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in London
Architects: Margit Argus, Margit Aule, Kaur Käärma (KAOS Architects), Pelle-Sten Viiburg (Doomino Architects)

Interior Architecture prize
Hektor Design Hostel / Offices of Lenne
Architects: Jan Skolimowski, in collaboration with Maie Raud (KAMP Architects)

Developer Prize
Restaurant Tuljak
Commission: Martti Siiman, Marko Zukker, Tõnis Siigur in collaboration with architect Tarmo Piirmets

Presented in the book “Estonian Architecture 2016”

Nominees for the Cultural Endowment of Estonia annual awards in architecture

Estonian Mining Museum
Margit Argus, Margit Aule

Estonian Health Care Museum
Jelena Altmäe, Kadri Kaldam, Andrus Kõresaar, Indrek Mikk, Jaanus Männik, Lea Laidra, Liis Lindvere, Raili Paling

University of Tartu Natural History Museum
Jelena Altmäe, Kadri Kaldam, Raivo Kotov, Andrus Kõresaar, Lea Laidra, Liis Lindvere, Indrek Mikk, Jaanus Männik, Raili Paling

* Architecture School
MTÜ Ruumiharidus

* Bay Golf Club in Pärnu
Jürgen Lepper, Anto Savi, Margus Soonets, Janar Toomesso

* Unbuilt. Visions for a New Society 1986-1994
Ingrid Ruudi, Karli Luik, Margus Tamm

*Apartment building at Niine 6a, Tallinn
Juhan Rohtla, Joel Kopli, Koit Ojaliiv

*Aparthotel Konrad in Tartu
Tiit Sild, Martin McLean, Keiti Kaasik

*Wooden home in Nõmme
Martin Aunin

*Architectural activity of Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam

*Smart House Competence Centre in Rakvere
Oliver Alver, Andres Alver, Indrek Rünkla, Tarmo Laht, Ott Alver, Sven Koppel, Ulla Mets

*Presented in the book “Estonian Architecture 2016”