The cornerstone of the new 13-storey office building was set today at Lõõtsa 12 in Ülemiste City. It will be located right next to the airport and offer views of the airport and Lake Ülemiste, which are unique in Estonia. The new office building will have ca 10,000 m² of space and it will be named after Alexandre Liwentaal, an aviation promoter with Estonian roots. Construction will be completed in Q2 2018.
“Ülemiste City has managed to successfully combine classic business with the spiritual heritage of Estonia,” said acting Mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas. “It is important for the city that in addition to their specific business interests, businessmen think about creating a complete environment that surrounds the buildings and helps remember and promote local culture.”
“Development activities may have created the impression that such office buildings are built all the time, but for us it’s important to create a durable environment that is important culturally, architecturally and socially,” said the CEO of Technopolis Ülemiste AS, Gert Jostov. “Many truly significant regions have been established and prevailed as complete concepts – we may think that we’re not building Tallinn’s Old Town anymore, but this is exactly what we’re doing in Ülemiste in the long term.
“Those who can offer a better location and more convenience have the upper hand on the competitive market of office premises in Tallinn,” said Jostov. “The Liwentaal building next to the terminal building of the airport is particularly suitable for companies whose people must travel a lot for business. A new parking garage will also be built alongside the office building, which is good news for those who prefer to drive to work. At the same time, the environment is supported by the conveniences existing in Ülemiste City, such as a grocery store, sports opportunities, nearby eateries, schools, nursery schools, public transport and much more.”
“Ülemiste City is a symbol of a modern working environment and a business estate – contemporary and innovative IT companies and state agencies both want to move here,” said Member of the Management Board of Nordecon AS Erkki Suurorg. “The new building, which is built by Nordecon, will guarantee even more high-quality and modern office premises in an active region for Technopolis Ülemiste AS and its customers. The office building at Lõõtsa 12, which will be named after Alexandre Liwentaal, is architecturally distinctive and stands out, and it will be built according to the standards of the Leed Gold certification, which means that the building will comply with strict requirements in terms of environmental sustainability, energy use, construction and building materials.”
The total area of the Liwentaal office building is 9,700 m² and 9,100 m² of this is office premises. The building will have an eye-catching façade with a honeycomb pattern, which goes with the vertical design elements of the neighbouring Valukoja parking garage and the historic airport terminal building. The architectural solution was created by Novarc Grupp AS.
As the building is located close to the airport, it will be named after Alexandre Liwentaal, an aviation promoter who was born in Switzerland but has Estonian roots. According to historical sources he flew his glider, which he had built himself, for the first time in March 1898 in England. This was five years before the Wright Brothers made their world-famous “first flight” in December 1903.
Read more about the new office building: https://www.technopolis.ee/lootsa12/