Uus-Veerenni residential development. Used materials: Terca Grafiiti, Pellava, Tuohi, Flame, Punainen, Terrakota and Kaakao ceramic brick slips, Penter Terrakota clinker pacers from Aseri plant (Estonia). Architect: Tõnis Tarbe and Johann-Aksel Tarbe (Tarbe OÜ). Landscape architect: Karin Bachmann and Mirko Traks (Kino Maastikuarhitektid OÜ). Construction company: Merko Ehitus Eesti. Photo: Heikki Avent.
© Heikki Avent / Wienerberger AS

A good place to live

architectum edition #33

Uus-Veerenni residential development. Used materials: Terca Grafiiti, Pellava, Tuohi, Flame, Punainen, Terrakota and Kaakao ceramic brick slips, Penter Terrakota clinker pacers from Aseri plant (Estonia). Architect: Tõnis Tarbe and Johann-Aksel Tarbe (Tarbe OÜ). Landscape architect: Karin Bachmann and Mirko Traks (Kino Maastikuarhitektid OÜ). Construction company: Merko Ehitus Eesti. Photo: Heikki Avent.
© Heikki Avent / Wienerberger AS

Residential district Uus-Veerenni

in Estonia

Uus-Veerenni residential development. Used materials: Terca Grafiiti, Pellava, Tuohi, Flame, Punainen, Terrakota and Kaakao ceramic brick slips, Penter Terrakota clinker pacers from Aseri plant (Estonia). Architect: Tõnis Tarbe and Johann-Aksel Tarbe (Tarbe OÜ). Landscape architect: Karin Bachmann and Mirko Traks (Kino Maastikuarhitektid OÜ). Construction company: Merko Ehitus Eesti. Photo: Heikki Avent.
© Heikki Avent / Wienerberger AS

Products used

Terca ceramic brick slips in Grafitti, Pellava, Tuohi, Punainen, Kaakao

A good place to live

Uus-Veerenni is an Estonian residential development where new buildings are being constructed in a unique, park-like district that offers residents more than just a roof over their heads.

A location surrounded by lush greenery in Estonia

Despite its location in Tallinn city centre, Uus-Veerenni is surrounded by lush greenery. Over the next few years, this area will see the construction of a residential development with around 1,400 apartments in a variety of price classes, a large number of communal open spaces, a kindergarten, and business premises. The apartment buildings depicted here form the first phase of the development project. Its contemporary architecture, which blends in seamlessly with its classic surroundings, is the work of father-son architect duo Johann-Aksel Tarbe and Tõnis Tarbe of Arhitekt Tarbe OÜ.

Green environment for all

At the heart of the project is a large park, which was designed by Kino Landscape Architects OÜ. The clear structuring of private and communal open spaces gives the residents the desired sense of homeliness while at the same time creating the opportunity for social gatherings in the courtyard of the development.
 
The park itself is divided into an active zone with a children’s playground and a recreational area with seating and rest areas. These two areas are connected by a central covered square with a communal outdoor kitchen. Rainwater is used to water the plants in the park. Cars are kept out of sight in an underground car park, but there are cycle parking spaces located throughout the development, so that every resident can park their bike near their home.

„The balanced variety of colours does justice to clay as a material. Clay has a natural colour palette – from shades of white to red tones to dark grey. All the colours are harmonious and easy to combine with each other, which can be seen to full effect on the façades,“ 
- Johann-Aksel Tarbe, Arhitekt Tarbe OÜ

A good reason for brick

The aim was to create residential buildings constructed from high-quality, durable building materials to provide lasting value for several generations of residents. “We chose factory-produced materials for the structure itself, to shorten the construction time and ensure the quality of the final product. That’s why we opted for concrete elements with an additional outer layer of ceramic brick slips,” says architect Johann-Aksel Tarbe, describing the planning process.
 
The choice of colours was another reason why the architects opted for this material: “The balanced variety of colours does justice to clay as a material. Clay has a natural colour palette – from shades of white to red tones to dark grey. All the colours are harmonious and easy to combine with each other, which can be seen to full effect on the façades.” Plus, brick is a material with history. It gains a patina over time not only maintaining but increasing in attractiveness.  

Uus-Veerenni residential development. Used materials: Terca Grafiiti, Pellava, Tuohi, Flame, Punainen, Terrakota and Kaakao ceramic brick slips, Penter Terrakota clinker pacers from Aseri plant (Estonia). Architect: Tõnis Tarbe and Johann-Aksel Tarbe (Tarbe OÜ). Landscape architect: Karin Bachmann and Mirko Traks (Kino Maastikuarhitektid OÜ). Construction company: Merko Ehitus Eesti. Photo: Heikki Avent.
© Heikki Avent / Wienerberger AS

Facts & Figures

Project name: Uus-Veerenni, Tallinn, Estonia

Architecture   Arhitekt Tarbe OÜ

Landscaping  Kino Landscape Architects OÜ

Client  AS Merko Ehitus Eesti

Year of completion   Phase I 2019, Phase II 2020, Phase III 2022

Products used   Terca ceramic brick slips in Grafitti, Pellava, Tuohi, Flame, Punainen, Terrakota, Kaakao; Penter paving bricks in Terrakota; Koramic Datura Antracite ceramic roof tiles

Building type  Public & Apartment Building

Published in  architectum #33

Uus-Veerenni residential development. Used materials: Terca Grafiiti, Pellava, Tuohi, Flame, Punainen, Terrakota and Kaakao ceramic brick slips, Penter Terrakota clinker pacers from Aseri plant (Estonia). Architect: Tõnis Tarbe and Johann-Aksel Tarbe (Tarbe OÜ). Landscape architect: Karin Bachmann and Mirko Traks (Kino Maastikuarhitektid OÜ). Construction company: Merko Ehitus Eesti. Photo: Heikki Avent.
© Heikki Avent / Wienerberger AS

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