The winners of the Concrete Building of the Year award for 2021 were announced at the event of the annual Concrete Day.
The Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2021 is Port of Tallinn Cruise Terminal. The main prize, architecture – Salto AB OÜ (Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke, Ragnar Põllukivi, Marja Viltrop, Margus Tamm) and Stuudio Tallinn OÜ (Villem Tomiste).
Client: Tallinna Sadam AS
Constructor: Sweco Projekt AS
General Contractor: YIT Eesti AS
Concrete works: Azelta Projekt OÜ, Savekate OÜ, Ideia OÜ
Concrete: Framm AS, Betoonimeister AS, Rudus AS
Concrete products: Narva-Bark AS, VMT Betoon AS, Muuga Betoonelement AS, Mammut Element OÜ
Formworks: Ramirent Baltic AS.
A short video of the Port of Tallinn Cruise Terminal can be accessed here:
Comment of the jury: „For the design of an outstanding multifunctional building, where the versatile uses of concrete can be seen perfectly, opening up the Tallinn seaside city space in a new quality.”
The chairman of the jury, Aadu Kana: „AS Tallinna Sadam has done a great job of opening up the previously closed Tallinn seaside area to the public as well as to our guests in an attractive way.”
Selection of photos of winning projects can be accessed and downloaded here:
Special award: Riia-Vaksali street traffic junction’s bridge and tunnels, Tartu.
Architecture: PART OÜ (Sille Pihlak, Siim Tuksam).
Comment of the jury: „For outstanding concrete architecture in creating a fluid and inclusive infrastructure design and an urban landmark.”
The chairman of the jury, Aadu Kana: „The plasticity of concrete has an important role in achieving a strong and effective architectural form.”
Special award: Tabasalu School, Harjumaa.
Architecture: Pelle-Sten Viiburg (Doomino Arhitektid OÜ).
Comment of the jury: „For creating a functionally complete school building with impressive concrete exterior wall elements and thoughtful details.”
Special award: Mary Kay Music Studio in Mölndal, Sweden.
Concrete elements: E-Betoonelement OÜ.
Comment of the jury: „For a consistently innovative approach in implementing design solutions for concrete elements.”
Special award from the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers was awarded to Stricto Project OÜ – the head designer of the constructions of the Riia-Vaksali street bridge and tunnels.
Special award from Äripäev newspaper was awarded to Nordecon AS – the general contractor of the Kindluse School project.