23 buildings take part in the Concrete Building of the Year 2018 competition

23 buildings take part in the Concrete Building of the Year 2018 competition

23 buildings were entered for the Concrete Building of the Year 2018 competition organised by the Concrete Association of Estonia and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia.

“The upturn of the construction market is also expressly reflected in our competition for concrete buildings where many larger and smaller concrete buildings and civil engineering works have been entered,” said Tiit Roots, Chairman of the Board of the Concrete Association of Estonia.



“The range of buildings entered for the competition is truly broad, once again giving a good overview of the opportunities of using concrete as the most widely used domestic construction material in construction,” said Toomas Vainola, Executive Director of the Concrete Association of Estonia.

Nominees for the title of the Concrete Building of the Year 2018 are:

  1. Parking garage of Eedeni Centre – Ihaste tee 3, Tartu;
  2. Building of the Estonian Academy of Arts – Põhja pst 7, Tallinn;
  3. Elering’s main building – Kadaka tee 42, Tallinn;
  4. Estanc production facility – Põrguvälja tee 5a, Pildiküla, Rae rural municipality, Harju county;
  5. Finest office building – Pärnu mnt 22, Tallinn;
  6. Haabersti intersection – Haabersti, Tallinn;
  7. Laagri Health Centre – Tervise 2, Laagri, Saue rural municipality, Harju county;
  8. Maarjamäe memorial for the victims of communism – Pirita tee 74, Tallinn;
  9. Mustamäe Experience Centre – Akadeemia tee 30, Mustamäe, Tallinn;
  10. Paepargi residential area – Lasnamäe, Tallinn;
  11. Palamuse kindergarten Nukitsamees – Pähklimäe 1, Palamuse, Jõgeva rural municipality, Jõgeva county;
  12. Pöörise architecture – Pöörise Street, Mustamäe, Tallinn;
  13. Roseni hotel/apartment building/office building – Roseni 9/11, Tallinn;
  14. Staapli 4 apartment building – Staapli 4, Noblessner, Tallinn;
  15. Apartment buildings at Sõjakooli Street 12, 12A, 12B – Kristiine, Tallinn;
  16. T1 Mall of Tallinn Shopping and Entertainment Centre – Peterburi tee 2, Tallinn;
  17. Tallinna courthouse – Lubja 4, Tallinn;
  18. Parking garage of Tallinn Airport – Tartu mnt 101, Tallinn;
  19. Amphitheater of Tallinn University of Technology – Ehitajate tee 5, Mustamäe, Tallinn;
  20. Housing departments of Tallinn Prison – Linnaaru tee 5, Soodevahe village, Rae rural municipality, Harju county;
  21. Concrete floors of Tallinn Prison – Linnaaru tee 5, Soodevahe village, Rae rural municipality, Harju county;
  22. Tänavapuhastuse AS workshop – Järve 37, Kristiine, Tallinn;
  23. Zenith office building – Narva mnt. 7b, Tallinn
    See also https://www.betoon.org/aasta-betoonehitis/ab-2018/nominendid/

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 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 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 work. Special marking for winning object´s customer, designer, builder, concrete and formwork supplier.


The jury will start its work in January.
The winner will be announced on the Concrete Day in March 2019.

Background info:

The Concrete Building of the Year 2015 – Ihaste Bridge in Tartu. Grand Prix – Ehituse ja Tarkvara Inseneribüroo OÜ (Juhan Idnurm ja Siim Idnurm).
The Concrete Building of the Year 2014 – Tondiraba Ice Hall. Grand Prix – Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ.

The Association of Estonian Building Materials Manufacturers is an association of construction materials manufacturing and sales companies, which comprises 62 enterprises.

Additional information:
Tiit Roots, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Concrete Association
50 42 228; tiit@peri.ee
Toomas Vainola, Managing Director of Estonian Concrete Association
648 1918; 50 366 50; betoon@betoon.org
Enno Rebane, Managing Director of Estonian Building Material Manufacturers Association
648 1918; 51 82 662; eetl@eetl.ee



Source: Estonian Concrete Association

E-Betoonelement has entered four buildings for the Concrete Building of the Year 2018 competition

E-Betoonelement has entered four buildings for the Concrete Building of the Year 2018 competition

E-Betoonelement has entered four buildings for the Concrete Building of the Year 2018 competition This year, E-Betoonelement entered four buildings for the Concrete Building of the Year 2018 competition: courthouse, T1 Mall of Tallinn, Estanc production facility, and apartment buildings at Sõjakooli St.

Reason for submission: The courthouse built in the outskirts of the Tallinn city centre is architecturally very notable. The striking facade areas protrude in relation to each other both horizontally and vertically. The building houses three state authorities: Harju County Court, Northern District Prosecutor’s Office, and the Centre of Registers and Information Systems (RIK). All authorities are housed in different parts of the building, while architecturally forming a single unit. Designing the building proved to be a challenge, because the wishes of the three tenants as well as the different levels of security zones had to be taken into consideration. The construction process

T1 MALL OF TALLINN – Entertainment and shopping centre
Reason for submission: The project of T1 entertainment and shopping centre is interesting in terms of its solution, as it’s not a regular rectangular building but accommodates spacious and open atriums of different shapes, which in turn posed a challenge for the designers to come up with a solution for assemblies between prefabricated and monolithic elements. It was a very extensive project, which set higher expectations for both production and delivery schedules. T1 Mall of Tallinn entertainment and shopping centre is spread out on an area of approx. 55,000 m2 with space for more than 200 stores. The construction process was managed and administered using the BIM model.

Reason for submission: Healthy solution for a production facility where the architect’s vision to give a dignified exterior appearance to the building has been highly successful, and high-quality materials have been used in doing so. The production facility is also special because it has underfloor heating and enables lifting 100 tonne loads.

Reason for submission: Apartment buildings with a beautiful and individual architecture where utilities management has been planned around the residents. Utilities shafts in walls closest to the stairwell are double-walled – this blocks noise from reaching the apartments as much as possible and enables easier access to the utilities.

The winner of the Concrete Building of the Year 2018 competition will be revealed on the Concrete Day in March 2019. The main prize will be given to the author of the winning concept. The client who ordered the winning building, the designer, the builder, the supplier of formworks and the supplier of concrete will also be mentioned.

KOOLITUS: “Talvised Betoonitööd 05.12.2018”

Training: "Winter concrete works" 05.12.2018


On December 5th, will take place the training organized by the Estonian Concrete Society "Winter Concrete Works.

The training will take place on December 5, 2018 from 10.20 - 16.00
At Tallinn Building School, Pärnu road 162

This is traditional training course with an updated program.
The training course is meant for concrete manufacturers, construction workers, design engineers, supervisors of construction work, and clients who contract for construction work.


10.20 Registration and coffee

10.40 a.m. Martin Trossek
 Concrete selection and concrete supply in winter
 How to make the optimal choice when ordering concrete?
 What to consider when transporting and pumping concrete?

11.40 a.m. Kalve Ramjalg
Planning and performing procedures in connection with concrete surfaces, and observing the curing of concrete surfaces in winter
Readiness to perform concrete works; concrete technology; the specifics of concrete works in winter; how to coat and warm concrete; calculation of concrete strength by maturity.

12.40 Lunch

13.20 p.m. Taavi Varb
Concrete works in winter based on the example of Tallinn Airport parking house

14.20 p.m. Tour to the construction site of the Kadrioru Plaza
Team of Merko Ehitus Estonia

16.00 p.m. End of training day

Participants will receive 4 continuing vocational education credit points (by the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers), some building materials and free lunch in the school canteen. Parking is free in case of available parking spaces in the Construction School’s parking lot. Transportation to the construction site of Kadriorg Plaza is not provided (everyone goes with their own cars); parking is available in Torupilli Selver’s parking lot.

Training price 65 €, for members of the Concrete Association 45 €.

In order to participate in the event it is required to register by November 30, 2018
phone 648 1918

Huge T1 Mall of Tallinn stands with the help of Tamsalu employees

Huge T1 Mall of Tallinn stands with the help of Tamsalu employees

Virumaa Teataja, Anu Viita-Neuhaus

“Awesome!” goes everyone who has been on the spot, and seen the recently opened new generation shopping and entertainment center T1 Mall of Tallinn. The workers of E-Betoonelement’s factory in Tamsalu have a larger share of bragging rights. It was they who built the support structure of this modern four-storied building.

Tamsalu men and women are taken a part of building modern shopping centers before. In Tallinn, there´s no shopping centre, which frame isn´t made in Tamsalu.
Merko, the largest construction company in Estonia, has just ordered concrete frame from its long-term co-operation partner E-Betoonelement, Tamsalu factory. The factory manager, Marek Prees, admitted that the support structure of the building with 100,000 m2 sales area has been their biggest venture so far. “We started in October, 2015, and finished in October, 2017,” concluded Prees.

For two years workers toiled arduously, each and every day. Concrete made of sand, gravel and cement was poured into molds made of plywood and metal – just the shape the customer wanted. “Even the stairwells of the building are poured into molds,” said Prees.
2380 trucks took 53,000 m3 of concrete from Tamsalu to Tallinn, so the building could rise high.

This shopping and entertainment centre is a bit like Tallinn, which will never be completed. Next year there will be a Ferris wheel erected on the roof of the building. With its 120 meters it will be one of a kind in Europe.

Историю делали на заводе Тамсалу и раньше;

The workers had the honour to build the concrete elements of the War of Independence Victory Column, which is 143 meters high and made of glass panels.


Other West-Virumaa companies are also helping to make shopping centers all over Estonia. The "Supra Mööbel", operating in Sõmerul, produced wooden items for 20 benches at the Tartu Eeden Center.

Source: Huge T1 Mall of Tallinn stands with the help of Tamsalu employees


Consolis reinforces its Baltics footprint by appointing Alar Salum to lead its new regional Business Unit

Consolis reinforces its Baltics footprint by appointing Alar Salum to lead its new regional Business Unit

Consolis Group, a leader supplier of precast concrete solutions, reinforces its presence in Northern Europe and especially in the Baltic area. In that perspective, Consolis appoints Alar Salum to lead its new Baltics Business unitthat will encompass the activity of Consolis in  Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (respectively E-Betoonelement, Consolis Latvija and Betonika). 

Lars Martinsson, Vice-President for the Building Business Line: “The three Baltic countries are dynamic markets with highly skilled sales forces. Consolis is making a strategic organization change by establishing a new Baltics Business Unit, encompassing all activities of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. We aim to achieve even better management and raise our profile as employer of choice in Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. That’s the reason why I am very happy that our new unit will be managed by Alar Salum, based in Tallinn who will bring to our teams and our Group his international skills and experience.” 

Alar Salum, new Consolis Baltic Unit manager: “I am glad and proud to be part of the Consolis evolving team and to bring in my knowledge in developing the organization.
I see great potential for the Baltics and we want to leverage the best sides of all our units in the region from design expertise to production and export activities.” 

Alar Salum is joining Consolis from Krimelte OÜ (Wolf Group) where he has been Managing Director and Board Member for the last 12 years. Krimelte OÜ is an Estonian manufacturer of one-component polyurethane foam and sealing and bonding solutions with worldwide sales and production sites in Estonia, Russia and Spain. Alar brings more than 20 years of management experience from different business areas, having been Regional Manager for the security services company G4S in Estonia, Managing Director of Krenholm Germany GmbH, a sales subsidiary of Estonian Textile Manufacture Krenholm Holding for the West-European markets and Commercial Director of the Estonian FMCG wholesaler ABC Group AS / AbeStock. He holds a Diploma Degree in Informatics & Electronics from Dresden Technical University.

About Consolis:
Consolis is a leading precast concrete solution provider in Europe. The Group provides smart, durable precast concrete structures for the transportation, utilities and building sectors. With more than 11,000 employees in 22 countries throughout the world, the Group generated €1.45 billion in revenue in 2017. We leverage our unique design, engineering, manufacturing and project management capabilities to transform raw materials into highly engineered products and solutions.

Palun külasta meid aadressil www.consolis.com
Media Relations Contact:  Mari-Liis Tenno, mari-liis.tenno@betoonelement.ee +372 5667 6006

Järve's unique towers are completed with elements

Järve's unique towers are completed with elements

AS E-Betoonelement and TTP AS have signed a cooperation agreement with the Järve Tower Complex, which includes the design, manufacture, supply and installation of high-rise buildings. High-rise buildings are being designed in cooperation with the sister company CES.

Project: Järve Towers
Address: Järve St 2, Tallinn
Customer: TTP AS
Architect: Martin Aunin
Services: element solution: design, manufacturing, transport and installation
Product nomenclature: hollow core slabs, poles, beams, stairs, balconies, interior and exterior wall elements
E-Betoonelement project manager: Toomas Böttcher


E-Betoonelement project manager Toomas Böttcher: "Järve towers are a very interesting project for the E-Betoonelement because two tall buildings are definitely challenging with their architecture, timetable and solution.

However, this project is once again a good example of long-term cooperation, as we have built several and several buildings with the TTP since the early 2000's. The facade of the buildings is made of a colorful surface, which, based on a light tone, leaves the result beautiful and bright. "

Herki Narusk, Construction Director of TTP AS: "Two ultramodern high-rise buildings that rise to the tidal zone of Tallinn are designed by one of Estonia's top modern engineers, Martin Aunin. The new slender and magnificent landmark is paved with a variety of glass surfaces and uninterrupted balks with a ribbon that dynamically moves to a height and opens up breathtaking views at every point of view. The towers of a high-tinted luminous shade are noticeable far.

The complex of apartment buildings with commercial premises of Järve towers includes two tower houses, a business and office block and an underground car park. The terraced parts of the tower buildings have 19 and 18 floors, the business and office block has 2 floors. There are two underground floors in the whole building complex. The office block can be connected via a walkway through the 2nd floor plan.

 Collaboration with the E-Betoonelement is characterized by long-term experience and understanding of each other, where the focus is always a great end result, which means the interests of all parties. From the TTP's point of view, we like the designer to receive a complete solution for the structural part of the E-Betoone element, which includes design, assembly, transport and installation of elements. "


The lake towers are surrounded by vegetation, which harmonizes with Järve's park forest, where you can walk with your four-legged friend and engage in a health sport. The most up-to-date floor of the towers is a spacious penthouse-type apartment, as evidenced by an orchard in the apartment, with or without a roof window, the balcony overlooking the entire apartment, or both. The larger apartments have a utility room, several toilets and suites-bedrooms. Inside the finish, light, natural tones and high quality materials are used.

From the towers, there is a "highway" in each direction - the Ülemiste Airport, Tallinn Bus Station and the city center, which can be reached every 10 minutes, and the train stop will bring both Nõmme and Balti Jaama markets close to the market.

First of Järve towers will be completed in 2020.

Additional information: Järve projects