Ursa building of Tallinn University

Within this project, a wing built in the 1960s was demolished and replaced with a new one: the Ursa building. The building has four floors above the ground and a basement. It was integrated into the NOVA building (Baltic Film and Media School) completed in 2012 and connected at the other end by a linking gallery to the historic TERRA building. The new building has a full-sized sports hall with a spectator level, along with a study (university) building with a spacious two-storey lobby. The basement has changing rooms and ancillary rooms, a gym, a dance hall, and mechanical rooms. The new building is made from monolithic concrete and steel, constructed partially on a pile foundations. The lightweight walls are mainly from termo purlins, monolithic or made from SW panels. The façade is cladded with perforated aluminium panels and the flat roof finished with SBS (or polymer modifide bitument felt).

Main designer: Salto arhitektuuribüroo OÜ
Enclosed net area: 4,045 m²
Construction period: July 2018 – October 2019

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