AS E-Betoonelement was awarded with the special prize for the building for the apartment buildings in Helme street in the Concrete Building of the Year 2011 competition. The architects were Kalle Vellevoog and Velle Kadalipp from the architectural bureau JVR OÜ.

Opinion of the jury: The architect and the developer have found the opportunity to use several diverse concrete surfaces, created by different technologies. To acquire the graphic concrete images, the company’s own innovative solution has been found that is more economical than the one used up to now. The result is eye-catching and of high-quality. The rubber matrix technology for designs of relief concrete surfaces gives increased choise for architects and customers in the designing of concrete surfaces.

Read also: 14.02.2012 E-Betoonelement AS submitted Helme St. apartment blocks to the Concrete Building of the Year 2011 competition
The gallery: Kodukolde apartment buildings

Grand Prix Award of Concrete Building of the Year 2011 competition was granted for ’Cromatico’ sound sculpture, located on the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds. It consists of 12 concrete chambers. Each chamber of the concrete band shell reverberates in a different pitch.
The jury commented: The sculpture is a complicated engineering solution, in which the artist’s vision of sounds and their travel through the chambers meet well with technical realisation.
Idea: Lukas Kühne and Mikko Fritze, performed by Mait RõõmusView Post(Nordecon Betoon OÜ).

The second special prize was granted for the residential house in Tabasalu, designed by the Palm-E Arhitektuuribüroo OÜ. The prize appraised also a good cooperation between the architects Eero Palm and Pille Noole and the customer, Priit Altpere.

The special prize of the Ehitaja (Builder) magazine was granted to AS Kontek Int for high-quality concrete works at the biofiltration facility of the waste water treatment plant of Tallinn.
The special prize of the web-portal www.ehitusuudised.ee (AS Äripäev) for the winner of the reader inquiry was granted for the biofiltration facility of the waste water treatment plant of Tallinn.

See the press release 14.03.2012 The concrete building of the year is sound sculpture Cromatico