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May 8th, 2009, 10:07 PM
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 210m (Roof)
Floors: +/- 60
Architect: KOKO Architects
Developer: Tolaram Group (Singapore)
Plans For Tallinns Tallest Finally Get Going
These are the tentative first steps for the new "Sitsi" highrise building masterplanned by KOKO architects for a site in Tallinn, Estonia, for Singapore-based developer the Tolaram Group.
Although the scheme has been talked about for years as a long-term aspiration it is only now that the city council is finally acting and the design for the skyscraper has been scoped out to be about 210 metres in height with about 60 storeys.
Putting this in perspective, that's twice the height of the current highest building in Tallinn, the Tornimäe apartments. As well as being double the height of the tallest the scheme will also stand out due to the fact it's sited in the Sitsi district, an area away from the Maakri district of the city centre meaning the skyscraper will literally stand alone.
This suits the city planning authorities as they are looking at getting a very tall building built using the same logic as the thinking behind One Canada Square in London - the construction of such a project marks what they hope will be a new leading urban quarter.
The next step of the scheme will be a competition to solicit entries from some of the leading architecture practices in the world who will have to come up with a skyscraper that has ground floor retail and apartments above. There's no word yet on the actual entrants.
May 8th, 2009, 10:18 PM
It doesn't look very... original. It looks very simple, but it's nice to see a new project for the Baltics.
May 9th, 2009, 03:37 AM
It seems fairly sleek and modern, although this rendering is rather basic as of yet. Maybe they could stand a few regular buildings. Some of the futuristic designs in the Baltic are pretty out there.
May 9th, 2009, 12:33 PM
It pays to read the small print. From the opening post:
The next step of the scheme will be a competition to solicit entries from some of the leading architecture practices in the world who will have to come up with a skyscraper that has ground floor retail and apartments above.
In other words, what is shown in the model is a place-holder.
May 9th, 2009, 02:45 PM
this render here only shows the detailed planning of the area which was done by koko architects ( www.koko.ee ) - it will take a very long time before we get some more exact news about the planned tower.
May 9th, 2009, 11:12 PM
It's exciting though. Weird that none of you guys didn't open a thread about this, because it's going to be a real landmark for Tallinn. It's not a huge city.
May 10th, 2009, 01:39 AM
why would we open a thread for a hypothetical skyscraper for which not even a competition has been announced?
as of now it's just an approved detailed planning which only potentially allows a building 200 meters tall.
the thread will probably sink into the abyss of this subsection and will stay there for a couple of years until we get more specific news about the project... (:
May 11th, 2009, 12:03 AM
Yea it probably will. But I think it's good that there is a thread already.
May 14th, 2009, 05:11 AM
i rrrrreeeaaaaaalllly hope the developer chooses to organize an open competition insead of commissioning some starchitect...
btw, the developer contacted jean nouvel but was scared off by nouvel's crazy demands (an airplane to be sent after him, a luxury hotel to be booked etc) just to come and SEE the site :D
(not that i don't like nouvel's stuff - i do, but in this case i would prefer if the young and talented estonian architects also had a chance to compete...)
May 14th, 2009, 07:35 PM
I like it. It's stylelish.
May 14th, 2009, 11:40 PM
^ ffs, you havent read a word in this thread...
May 22nd, 2009, 08:03 PM
Very simple shape but very nice !
May 24th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Jarmo K, can you find anymore renderings please? I can't find other renderings..
May 24th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Hello Tallinn, greetings from Split, Croatia.
It's very nice to see that Estonia will get some building like that one. Looks so nice an d beautiful.
Have to admit looks like many asian scrapers from 70s but from somewhere we have to start.
September 7th, 2009, 03:23 PM
^ can you read or not? (:
get this straight everybody: this is NOT the tower, this is just the approved detailed planning.
there's just an IDEA of a tower, there's no architect, no renderings, no nothing. will probably be like that for a couple of years.
September 12th, 2009, 09:37 AM
I travel to Tallinn monthly for work. Usually I stay at the RadissonSAS which is the newest 4-star hotel but now that I know the Scandics are part of Hilton, I've tried staying there. Usually, the Palace is a little too expensive for my work budget but the St. Barbara isn't (although it's usually not available on the weekend.. it's booked). You should receive a voucher for probably about 150-175 EEK that should cover meals. As far as upgrades, I'm not sure that there's a lot to upgrade to. The hotel is kinda small. It's also located on a main square at the edge of the old city and it can be a bit noisy.
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April 3rd, 2010, 06:32 AM
Lol,I might aswell resurrect this thread. :D
Sitsi highrise is moving on with small steps - 60-storey highrise in Tallinn,Kopli area got positive feedback from city officials and area detail planning was approved in march 2010. Area planning would allow construction of one 60-storey,five 9-storey and four 2- to 4-storey buildings. Also it would mean renovation of historic Balti Manufaktuur industrial buildings.
and it get's better - for 60-storey skyscraper,developer must have international design competition,plus highrise must be design slim (slim highrise = looks even more higher :yes:)
Links to news about it (both in Estonian) > http://www.epl.ee/artikkel/493390
and just to make things clear - international competition for Sitsi highrise is yet to be held. Render shown here,is only highrise height/location marker.
April 3rd, 2010, 08:22 AM
Whatever the design looks like, it's great that such a city the size of Tallinn can have it's own 200+ metre skyscraper. Will be interesting to see the victorious design.
I'm somewhat jealous. :D
April 5th, 2010, 07:44 PM
nice tallest baltic skyscraper project
June 23rd, 2011, 07:39 AM
Any updates with this project?
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June 23rd, 2011, 06:59 PM
This project is located far away from other highrises in the city.
Map location - http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/maps/?cityID=941&lat=59.4503543092&lng=24.7055912018
September 18th, 2011, 04:27 AM
This page says, that construction begins in 2012 :D
November 30th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Is there any up to date information on this project? No?
November 13th, 2012, 10:58 AM