E-Betoonelement AS submitted Helme St. apartment blocks with an external façade made of graphic concrete that was manufactured according to the new technology to the Concrete Building of the Year 2011 competition.

The apartment blocks have been built from mountable reinforced concrete panels that carry vertical log patterns made as negative images. Exterior wall panels are covered with azure color to make concrete as a material stand out better. The façade panels are eye-catching and unique in Northern Estonia. The architect has finished the apartment block’s front façade with graphic concrete pattern that depicts images inspired by the surrounding nature: reeds and water. The new technological method of creating large-scale images of graphic concrete was created in close collaboration of architect, developer, and manufacturer. The use of graphic concrete has so far been limited to the size and repeating of images of screen printing technology.

Concrete Building of 2011 nominees are:
Construction – architecture / engineering / constructor / concrete producer

 

1. Helme 14, Tallinn, Kodukolde residential area – OÜ Arhitektuuribüroo JVR, Kalle Vellevoog, Velle Kadalipp / AS E- Betoonelement / AS Merko Ehitus / AS E-Betoonelement

2. Sõmeru centre’s building, Sõmeru rural municipality, Lääne-Virumaa – AB Salto OÜ, Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Kristiina Arusoo / OÜ Toorprojekt, AS CEC / Facio Ehituse AS / AS Talot

3. Lasnamäe City District Government, Tallinn – Raivo Puusepp / Pikoprojekt OÜ / AS Merko Ehitus / AS Lasbet Tootmine

4. E20 Loo-Maardu road construction (Maardu overpass) – EA Reng AS, Cowi AS / OÜ Järelpinge Inseneribüroo / AS Merko Ehitus / AS Rudus

5. Tallinn water treatment plant’s biofiltration facility – FCG Planeko OY / FCG Planeko OY, Civen OÜ / Nordecon AS, Kontek INT AS / Rudus AS, Lasbet Tootmine AS (elementide tarnija)

6. Estonian Aviation Academy building, Reola, Ülenurme rural municipality, Tartumaa – Lunge & KO OÜ / Inseneribüroo Tandem OÜ / Arco Ehitus OÜ / AS Talot

7. Tamme stadium's tribune in Tartu – Arhitektuuristuudio Siim & Kreis OÜ / Roolaht ja Partnerid OÜ / AS Nordecon Ehitus / TM Betoon OÜ, Tartu Maja Betoontooted AS

8. Estonian Biocentre in Tartu – Arhitektibüroo Tõnis Tarbe / TA Konsult OÜ /Ehitusfirma Rand ja Tuulberg AS / Tartu Maja Betoontooted AS, TM Betoon OÜ

9. Residential building, Lehe 7, Tabasalu – Palm- E arhitektibüroo OÜ, Eero Palm, Pille Noole / Kuupmeeter OÜ, Andres Lehtla / OÜ EKE EXPO / Betoneks AS, UTIS MV OÜ

Source: http://www.betoon.org/