16 buildings are competing for the title of the Concrete Building of the Year 2012

16 buildings are competing for the title of the Concrete Building of the Year 2012

16 nominees were submitted to the contest of the Concrete Building of the Year 2012 organised by the Estonian Concrete Society (ECS) and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia (ACMPE).
“This year there are some truly remarkable concrete buildings among the nominees that highlight different properties of concrete as an easily moldable and very durable construction material," said Vaido Leosk, the chairperson of ECS. “We are especially happy to see that the buildings submitted to the contest are from very different places all over Estonia,” he added.

The nominees of the Concrete Building of the Year 2012 are:
1. Concrete sculptures in front of Paide and Särevere school buildings of Järva County Vocational Training Centre;
2. Administration building of Eesti Energia Õlitööstus AS;
3. Private residence in Haabersti;
4. Kukemõisa Guest House in Järva County;
5. Lilleküla pedestrian underpass;
6. Production and storehouse of Loodus Invest AS;
7. Overpass at the eastern part of Muuga port;
8. Semi-detached house in Tartu;
9. Crypt and columbarium of St. Paul’s church;
10. Rimi shopping centre in Laagri;
11. Production building of Saajos AS;
12. Reconstruction of the seaplane hangars at Tallinn Seaplane Harbour for the exhibition building of the Estonian Maritime Museum;
13. Reconstruction of Tallinn TV Tower;
14. Automotive training workshop at Tartu Vocational Education Centre;
15. New building of Narva College of the University of Tartu;
16. Construction of stormwater recipient system at Ülemiste junction .

“This time the contest will be very close as there are many refined buildings and facilities competing," said Peeter Kokk, the CEO of ECS. “The jury will start work in January, " he added.

The Grand Prize goes to the author of the winning idea. The winner will be announced on the National Concrete Day in March 2013.

Tartu University Vocational Education Center Car Study Area

 

Viaduct of the eastern part of Muuga Harbor

 

Narva College, University of Tartu

 

Betoonskulpturrid Järvamaa Kutsehariduskeskuses

 

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Harku factory also uses 5S principles in production management

The employees of Harku factory carried out the programme of introducing 5S principles together with the external consultant Alexandr Miina. The project was possible thanks to co-funding from the European Social Fund.

 

5S system is based on five Japanese words all beginning with the letter S: SEÏRI - sort; SEÏSO - sweep; SEÏTO - set in order, straighten; SEÏKETSU - standardise, simplify; SHITSUKE - sustain the practice and self-discipline. The system involves all employees.

16 buildings are competing for the title of the Concrete Building of the Year 2012

16 buildings are competing for the title of the Concrete Building of the Year 2012

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16 nominees were submitted to the contest of the Concrete Building of the Year 2012 organised by the Estonian Concrete Society (ECS) and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia (ACMPE).
“This year there are some truly remarkable concrete buildings among the nominees that highlight different properties of concrete as an easily moldable and very durable construction material," said Vaido Leosk, the chairperson of ECS. “We are especially happy to see that the buildings submitted to the contest are from very different places all over Estonia,” he added.

The nominees of the Concrete Building of the Year 2012 are:
1. Concrete sculptures in front of Paide and Särevere school buildings of Järva County Vocational Training Centre;
2. Administration building of Eesti Energia Õlitööstus AS;
3. Private residence in Haabersti;
4. Kukemõisa Guest House in Järva County;
5. Lilleküla pedestrian underpass;
6. Production and storehouse of Loodus Invest AS;
7. Overpass at the eastern part of Muuga port;
8. Semi-detached house in Tartu;
9. Crypt and columbarium of St. Paul’s church;
10. Rimi shopping centre in Laagri;
11. Production building of Saajos AS;
12. Reconstruction of the seaplane hangars at Tallinn Seaplane Harbour for the exhibition building of the Estonian Maritime Museum;
13. Reconstruction of Tallinn TV Tower;
14. Automotive training workshop at Tartu Vocational Education Centre;
15. New building of Narva College of the University of Tartu;
16. Construction of stormwater recipient system at Ülemiste junction .

Tartu University Vocational Education Center Car Study Area

Viaduct of the eastern part of Muuga Harbor

Narva College, University of Tartu

Concrete sculptures at Järvamaa Vocational Education Center

“This time the contest will be very close as there are many refined buildings and facilities competing," said Peeter Kokk, the CEO of ECS. “The jury will start work in January, " he added.
The aim of the contest is to find and highlight buildings whose appearance and effective and economical execution demonstrate the advantages and potential of concrete as a domestic material.
The object wins, where a significant contribution has been made by the work of registered enterprisers in Estonia and concrete materials delivered from Estonia. The choice of winning will also take into account the professionalism and demanding, quality and innovativeness of the design and construction of the site.
The main prize belongs to the author of the winning idea.
Jury for the thirteenth competition include the representatives of the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Concrete Association, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Building Contractors, the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association, the Union of Estonian Project Bureaus, the Kunda Nordic Cement and construction journalists.
The winner will be announced on the Concrete Day in March 2013.

The Estonian Concrete Association is a union that promotes the use of concrete as a domestic building material, which includes 48 companies, organizations and private individuals.
The Association of Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers is an association of construction materials manufacturing and sales companies, which comprises 62 enterprises.

E-Betoonelement entered five objects in the Concrete Building of the Year 2012 competition

E-Betoonelement entered five objects in the Concrete Building of the Year 2012 competition

University of Tartu Narva College, residential building on Jõeoti St., Lilleküla passenger tunnel, LoodusInvest warehouse and Laagri RIMI shopping centre are the five objects that E-Betoonelement entered in the Concrete Building of the Year 2012 competition.

University of Tartu, Narva College
Architects: Siiri Vallner, Indrek Peil and Katrin Koov, Kavakava OÜ
Argument for the suggestion: Unique façade that imitates the baroque façade of a stock exchange building in negative that once stood in the same place.

Jõeoti St. residential building
Architects: Kiur Lootus, Kersti Lootus, Lootusprojekt OÜ
Argument for the suggestion: Precast concrete residential building whose construction and finishing expertly joins grey and white concrete and glass. Partially white concrete internal walls that are visible as mould surfaces seem refreshing and exclusive in the home environment.

Lilleküla passenger tunnel
Architect: Engineering Bureau KPME OÜ
Argument for the suggestion: The tunnel is one of its kind in Estonia and the Baltic States on the whole. The main advantages of the solution are the speed of construction and the immediate load capacity of the tunnel, which enables reducing traffic obstructions or diversions to the minimum.

LoodusInvest warehouse
Architects: Andres Orav, Eva Kala, Architec OÜ
Argument for the suggestion: This is a building in the type of Baashall™ with great internal height according to technological requirement, which is the reason for the use of extremely high insulated external wall elements with the height of 10,3 metres. The external finishing of the building - exposed limestone aggregate - is very well suited for the environment where the building is located, on the plot directly adjacent to a forest park.

Laagri RIMI shopping centre
Architect: Architectural bureau Tõnis Tarbe
Argument for the suggestion: 500 mm hollow panel is used in 15 m wide nave for the very first time in Estonian history.

Tartu University Narva Kollege

 

Lilleküla light traffic tunnel

 

 

Loodusinvest

 

Laagri Rimi

Jõeoti St. residential building

 

 

The contest for finding the best concrete building of 2012 has started

The Estonian Concrete Society (ECS) and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia (ACMPE) has announced the contest of the „Concrete Building of the Year 2012“.

"Though the construction industry has not yet fully recovered from the recent crisis, there are plenty of new buildings to be completed this year that can successfully compete in our contest," said Vaido Leosk., the chairperson of ECS. "In contemporary construction, the use of concrete is very varied. We hope that the contest will point out some new and exciting approaches to concrete as an easily moldable domestic construction material," he added.

The competition is intended to contribute the development of concrete architecture.

"The goal of the contest is to introduce and recognize the effective concrete buildings and their authors to the wider audience," explained Peeter Kokk, the CEO of ECS. "The buildings which are entered in the contest have to be houses or facilities that are completed and handed over to the customer during 2012 and that have not been submitted to our contest before. He also added that structures and construction proceedings can be submitted as well.

The object or procedure wins, where a significant contribution has been made by the work of registered enterprisers in Estonia and concrete materials delivered from Estonia.

The main prize belongs to the author of the winning idea.

The jury includes representatives from the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Concrete Association, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Construction Entities, the Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers Association, the Estonian Project Bureaus Association, the Kunda Nordic Cement and construction journalists.

The deadline of submission is the 1 Dec 2012. a.
The winner will be announced on the National Concrete Day in March 2013.

The Estonian Concrete Association and the Estonian Building Material Manufacturers Association have been organizing a competition for identifying the best concrete constructions for twelve years.
2011 year Concrete structure - Sculpture Cromatico. The main prize goes to sculptor Lukas Kühne.
2010 year Concrete structure - private house in Pirita. The main prize - architect Andres Lember, Male Maja OÜ.
2009 year Concrete Building - Tallink Office Building. The main prize goes to architect Meelis Press.
2008 year Concrete Building - Extension of the Tallinn Airport Terminal. The main prize goes to architect Jean-Marie Bonnard, Sofreavia SA.
2007 year Concrete Building - Puurmani Coil Bridge. The main prize goes to designers Siim Idnurm, Juhan Idnurm.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2006 – office building for Luku-Expert. Grand Prix – architect Hindrek Kesler.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2005 – office building for TTP. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2004 – Ülemiste Hotel. Grand Prix – architect Martin Aunin.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2003 – villa in Viimsi. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Emil Urbel.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2002 – Tartu Prison. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Kalle Rõõmus AS.
2001 year Concrete structure - Dry Concrete Terminal in Muuga. The main prize is goes to designer Randväli and Karema AS.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2000 – Rocca al Mare School. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Urbel ja Peil.

The Estonian Concrete Association is a union that promotes the use of concrete as a domestic building material, which includes 48 companies, organizations and private individuals.
The Association of Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers is an association of construction materials manufacturing and sales companies, which comprises 62 enterprises.

Additional information:
Vaido Leosk, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Concrete Association
Chairman of the Management Board of AS E-Betoonelement,
Phone: 5047 662; 671 2500; e-mail: vaido.leosk@betoonelement.ee

Peeter Kokk, Managing Director of Estonian Concrete Association Phone: 648 1918; 51 87 198; e-mail: betoon@betoon.org
Telephone: 648 1918; 51 87 198; e-mail: betoon@betoon.org

Enno Rebane, Managing Director of Estonian Building Material Manufacturers Association
Phone: 648 1918; 51 82 662; e-mail: eetl@eetl.ee

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As of tomorrow, the CABRO team is at the KoneAgria fair in Finland

E-Betoonelement's CABRO team is represented at the KoneAgria fair in Jyväskylä, Finland, this year as well. The main fair products are the Acontank™ tanks, but other agricultural products manufactured from mounted concrete will also be presented. You can find the CABRO team in the fair booth number A316.

This year's fair is the 8th so far, and more than 200 companies from the agricultural sector are taking part.

The fair takes place on 24-27 October and is open from Wednesday to Friday 9:00-17:00 and Saturday 9:00-16:00.

For more information: KoneAgria