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This project was made as a group work in Landscape Engineering course in Estonian University of Life Sciences. The project is located in Tartu Boiler House area, in the city centre. The purpose of the work was to reuse the old place and design a recreational area. The design is all about reuse. We used the objects that were already there. We planned new vegetation, green areas, pathways, shed and plaza for recreational usage.
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KATLAAED DESIGN PROJECT SHED concerts flea markets workshops lectures wintertime- ice-skating different joint actions
PLAZA open space activities meetings gatherings people watching social activities
GREEN AREAS meditating yoga picnic sport
PATHWAYS/ RAILROADS exploring sport walking
GREEN TOWERS/ DIFFERENT LEVELS views exploring leisure time
KATLAAED DESIGN PROJECT
This project was made in Estonian University of Life Sciences in Landscape Architecture department, during the course of Urban Landscape Design. The task was to design a place in a Tartu city centre. The name of the project is “Copycat”.
URBAN LANDSCAPE DESIGN Authors: Elina Kask, Laura Andla, Aleksandra Pavlova 2012
design solutions. On the second part of the semester group of people had to connect their works and create a new design. Using their own ideas and copying them in to the project. This way a whole new design was created. In the end our group work was called “Out of Focus”. We had to come up with a functional idea, that is connecting dwellings, green and recreational areas. The design is focused on recognisable elements, that are guiding people through by it’s elements.
LANDSCAPE PLANNING Authors: Elina Kask, Robert K채hr, Timo Saabas, Miriam M천ttus 2012 This project was made as a groupwork in Landscape Planning course in Estonian University of Life Sciences in Landscape Architecture department. The area is situated on the left bank side of the River Emaj천gi where used to be Meltsiveski Pond. The main idea is based on the old situation. We reconstructed the Meltsiveski Pond and old living areas. We renewed the park, created a green corridor for pedestrians and created some new working/ living areas. The purpose was to create new liveable and human friendly area.
“URBAN JUNGLE“ TALLINN FLOWER FESTIVAL Authors: Elina Kask, Kaisa Sard, Kristin Kägu 2012 This project was created for Tallinn Flower Festival 2012. The work is called “Urban Jungle”. The work is a metaphor for cityspace. City offers variety of cultural identities, various traditions and habits exist side by side. Unfortunately the city tends to limit our thoughts and human nature. On the other hand city offers us freedom, inspiration and new perspectives. City is like a should use the space around us, if necessary we can change it. The work was honorable mentioned as “Interesting conception”.
INGLIMÄE RECREATIONAL AREA Authors: Elina Kask, Siim Kuusik, Maria Khutova 2013 This project was made in Estonian University of Life Sciences as a group work. The subject was Tehnogenic Landscapes. The task was to give new functions to an old quarry in Inglimägi, Tartumaa. Each group had three key words. Ours were ‘green’, ‘try’, ‘explosive’. Based on these words we made a new design plan for the area.
INGLIMĂ„E RECREATIONAL AREA Working on a model helped us to develop the new design solution. The purpose of the work was to create a new functional recreation area. We added to quarry new vegetation, pathways and some objects for the visitors - information boards, places to rest etc.
“CONNECTED TIMES” BACHELOR WORK TARTU KESKLINN
Author: Elina Kask
2013 This bachelor work was made during the spring semester of 2013 in the Estonian University of Life Sciences in Landscape Architecture department.
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The project area is situated in Tartu city centre. Our task was to create a new city space, so that the area would be more connected, attractive and liveable. I started my work by analysing the existing situation in the project location and the nearby areas. A big part of my work was to deal with the history analysis. For my place. Those are two green spaces situated in front of Tartu kaubamaja and next to the kaubamaja.
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On the moment these two parks are used by people for passing through. People don’t stay, green areas in the centre are just shortcut’s for them. Tartu city centre is diffusible and it’s not working as a compact centre. For me these areas have a great potential and they could be a big part of the city centre system.
18. - 19. SAJ PERIOOD II MAAILMASÕJA LÕPUNI 1900 - 1945 ENSV STALINISTLIK PERIOOD 1944-1953 ENSV MODERNISTLIK PERIOOD 1954 - 1991 21. SAJ HALJASTATUD ALAD
Analysing the historical part, I found out that the green areas were under construction before the World War II. The cityspace was much more dense. During the bombing the city was destroyed and after that all the demolished parts were turned into green spaces. So those two places aren’t just a similar parks, they are connected trough time and have the same history.
“CONNECTED TIMES” BACHELOR WORK About the design process: my bachelor work is called “ Connected Times”. buildings. The buildings are creating new open spaces between the constructions. Two parks are connected with each other by the same design elements and by the open space , that is cutting diagonally two areas. Places will now have different functions and the open space is much more attractive. The buildings are quite low, yet bigger than the old city part. Two design areas are working as a link between the old city and the new. I re-transferred the old construction areas and the missing Kauba street into the place. I re-created the whole design in a modern way. The open spaces are divided by the people’ s movement and the buildings. People’s movement will be working in the similar way as it is working now.
I decided to create a modern public space, because it attracts more people and they start to use the city itself. In my design I used a different ground structures. Relief concrete, dark- and light granite paving slabs. In the vegetation I used Betula pubescens and some areas are covered with grass. The design is very minimalistic and clean. I’m creating a contrasts between the buildings and different structures. All of the place is opened to public, you can walk through the main open space or just make some shortcuts between the buildings. The openness dominates. In conclusion, I transferred the old place spirit into 21st century. The new space is working in it’ s own way. I included the new planned strategies for the Tartu city centre. So the new design area is bringing a lot of new functions to the centre. They are creating new open areas, that are making the place and the city centre much more attractive. The designed areas bring new qualities to the city and it also re-connects the times.
TYPOMORPHOLOGY Group work/ Individual work 2013 The Typomorphology class of autumn semester 2013/2014 studied the area of Tallinnâ€˜s former bastion belt. The research area was divided into three segments, bordered by the medieval city wall on one side and railway on the other side. The class was divided into three groups according to the three segments. The segments were only loosely defined and students first task was to negotiate precise borders of their research area. Their work continued with archival study, comparing historic and contemporary photographies, studying historical maps and documents and creating timeline of key points in the development of urban form. In mid-term each student choose an individual research topic. Individual topics had to analyse the three typomorphological elements â€“ built form, infrastructure and open space. Within the framework of the chosen topics, students were led to analyse and document the ways in which typomorphological production and dynamics of urban form is socially conditioned. We researched the historical effect of political and economic processes on the urban form and studied the role of institutional actors, patterns of ownership, and contrasting planning concepts and visions.