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Curriculum Vitae Personal Data Triin Lehtmets female 10.11.1989, born in Tallinn +372 53 400 650 tenthlimiters@gmail.com Education 2012-... Tallinn University of Technology, Master of Architecture 2008-2012 Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Applied Bachelor of Applied Architecture 2010/2011 Brno University of Technology, faculty of Architecture (ERASMUS scholarship) work experience 2013 Arhitektuurimootor, owner, freelance architect 2013 ROBOTEX 2013 assistant 2013 Design related blogging, www.archieli.com 2012 ROBOTEX 2012 Multimedia Specialist 2011 Architecture office internship Arhitektid Muru ja Pere oü AWARDS & MENTIONINGS IN (ARCHITECTURE)COMPETITIONS 2013 Tartu business centre and bus station vision competition, jury mentioning (with Ivo- Sven Riet, Priit Lõhmus) 2013 “Minihansa architecture competition in Viljandi” 1. award (with Ivo- Sven Riet, Anna Jurasevitš) 2012 “Märka sõltuvust” sculpture competition, jury mentioning (with Ivo- Sven Riet) 2012 Ruukki IDEA noise barrier competition, 3. award (with Ivo- Sven Riet) 2012 Isover Multi-Comfort House Students Contest, 1. award national stage (with Ivo- Sven Riet, Kärt Milsaar) OTHER CREATIVE ACTIVITY 2014 EeStairs Design Competition “Keerdus” (with Anna Temmo, Ivo- Sven Riet) 2013 Street intervention “MAKETT 1:1”, Estonian Architects Uninon Youth Section 2013 Installation “City Canon”, exhibited at “MAKETT 1:1” street intervention, Tallinn Architecture Biennale, Tallinn Light Biennale (with Anna Temmo, Andres Ristov, Karel Kask, Aleksandra Papunova) 2012 Exhibition of TUT Architecture Course Work Projects in the City Hall (exhibited project “Collage City” with Ivo- Sven Riet) 2012 Exhibition of Selected Bachelor projects in Estonian Museum of Architecture (exhibited project “Extension of EMTA”) 2012 International Velux Award “ Light of Tomorrow” (with Anna Temmo, Indrek Palm) 2011 Workshop and exhibition “Vranov”, Brno University of Technology, 2011 Workshop:”Smart Facade Rävala pst. 6”, Tallinn University Applied Sciences 2008 “Interior Drawing Course” Estonian Academy of Arts 2007 “Product Development and Design Course” Tallinn University of Technology Volunteering Member of Estonian Architects Uninon Youth Section since 2013 Member of AEGEE (European Students Forum) since 2009 Internal Affairs Manager of AEGEE-Tallinn 2009-2010 Languages Estonian English Computer skills AutoCAD SketchUp Indigo Renderer Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign INTERESTS BESIDES ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE Snowboarding, Traveling, House Dance


Contents

A R H I T E KT I D E K A S V U H O O N E Restoration of Tallinn Watertower 2014

KEERDUS EeStairs Design Competition 2014

KAANON Urban Installation 2013

MOLEKUL Viljandi Minihansa Theme Park 2013

TORUS Ruukki Idea Noise Barrier Competition 2012

JÄRVE LISAJÕGI Traffic and Urban Planning in Järve Tartu Business Centre and Bus Station 2013 Vision Competition 2013

L I N K I N G S PA C E S Isover Multi- Comfort House Student Contest 2013

BLACK AND WHITE International Velux Award 2012


Arhitektide kasvuhoone Restoration of Tallinn Watertower and the attic of Tallinn University of Technology Tallinn College Mentors: Rein Murula, Katrin Etverk Co- Authors: Anna Temmo, Ivo- Sven Riet Tallinn University of Technology 2014

Situation at the moment At the moment the Tallinn water tower which is connected by walls with Tallinn College is out of use. As the tower is now in the hands of Architecture institute, new functions for are architecture students and also for the citizens are meant to be given to it. The height of the tower is 33.8 m, and diameter 13.7m. Tere are four concrete levels and a high atrium inside the tower, built in the late 20th century. The water tower still has its original water tank at the top. The attic of the Tallinn College building is not in use right now but it will accomodate new rooms for the Architecture Institute. The aim is to plan a modelling studio and chill-out area with a kitchen so that the whole attic could be used 24/7.

Tower As we were fascinated about the space inside the tower, which was practically screaming for temporary installations, we decided not to pull down or destroy allmost anything inside of it. The firs floor and fist level will be an exhibition area open for citizens ,the nex three levels will also be exhibition areas, but only for the institute students. The current water tank will be transformed into an auditorium. Attic The attic will be restorated in a way that destroys as little as possible. All the existing columns will stay in place and they are used as space dividers. The attic is planned in a way that different functions will cause people to move around (i.e. between the library and modeling area) and that will make it easier for students to start communication with each other.


Steps for sitting, min. 50 people Audtiorium

Gallery around the water tank New stairway to the water tank

Metal Gallery

Metal platform

Extra stairway to metal platform

Exhibition platform

Exhibition platform New door to school building

Existing metal staircade will be restored and glass panels will be added to the existing railings

New passway to the schoolhouse New railings for the platforms

Exhibition platform New railings for the existing concrete stairs, which double as exhibition walls Public exhibition platform

Public exhibition area, admin Wine cellar, restrooms, relaxing area

The existing high openings in the walls will be lowered All ground level floors will be balanced on the same level


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Attic In current situation, there is only one way to get to the attic. According to fire inspection, an extra stairway is needed. The new staircase will be outside the building going from the 4th floor to attic.

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Keerdus EeStairs Design Competition Co- Authors: Anna Temmo, Ivo- Sven Riet 2014 Explanation motivation: For competition task we chose a building in Tallinn city centre that dates back to 1935. It was extended in 1958 and is currently under heritage protection. Two years ago an architecture school was opened in this building. The school has a plan to adapt the attic for students studio. There are two main problems that need to be solved. First, the attic doesn’t have enought natural sunlight. Second in order to fulfill the emergency requirements a second exit to the third floor needs to be built. We decided to solve the natural light problem by introducing additional dormer windows and use them as a binding element for solving second exit problem. For the second exit we decided to design an exterior staircase between the third floor and the attic to save as much indoor space as we could. There was no need for a new opening in the facade because of existing balcony on the third floor. As these balconies are on every floor, it leaves an opportunity to extend the staircase or add an elevator and create connection with all remaining floors.


Explanation design The stair is a light, sculptural form that gives a hint about the architecture school. It has an unconventional style with glass floor and ceiling and solid walls. The stair’s fraimwork consists of four prefabricated steel beams and diagonal connections. The lower support structure is made of modular elements which form the steps. As walls finishing we chose brushed cement rendering with a conceptual translucent skyline using optic fiber. The staircase’s roof and floor are made of glass panes on steel framework.


Järve Traffic and Urban Planning Co- Author: Ivo- Sven Riet Mentors: Irina Raud, Ignar Fjuk Tallinn University of Technology 2013

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Järve is a quarter in Tallinn that is situated between a garden-city Nõmme and the city centre. Our aim was to make Nõmme part of the city, and give it a real connection with the city centre. The quarter is next to the forest that is under the protected area of Ülemiste lake. Traffic The former 6- lane Pärnu mnt. is now divided into 2+2 motorway below ground and 2+2 motorway on ground. The tunnel is a fast way for people to get from city centre to Nõmme, while the 2+2 lane on ground is slower and gives opportunities to turn into the new quarters. The former Viljandi mnt went over the railway, the new solution uses an electricity lane to place the new 2+2 motorway.. A very important part of our solution is connecting the new Järve quarter with Mustamäe, which right now are separated by a railway. In our solution two new lanes pass under the existing railway, forming a square, which is a perfect place for the new Järve terminal. Terminal will host several bus stops, a train perron and also tram stops at the end of the extended tramline. The tramline extension on the side of Pärnu mnt. and with the connection to the new terminal also leaves an opportunity for another extension to Mustamäe in the future. The terminal has a big open public square in the middle, which passes through the existing railway.

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The aim was to create a terminal that is easy to see and access by pedestrians. The fan shaped square in the middle makes the tram stop and train peron visible from both sides. The square goes throug the current railway.

As the terminal has pedestridan ways on each four sides, it will also be accessible from the sides where the railway perrons go though.

To make the terminal more user friendly, we added covered squares, as the pathways to bus/tram/train stops should be visible and for the passengers to be more comfortable to wait for their transport indoors.


The aim was to replace the current railway bump which cannot be passed with perron that can be passed underneath it. The result was a public square that goes lower than the current ground, allowing the people to pass through.


Emajõe Business Centre and Tartu Bus Station Surroundings Vision Competition Co- Authors: Ivo- Sven Riet, Priit Lõhmus Arhitektuurimootor OÜ + Voluut OÜ 2013 Competition task There are lots of business enterprises near Emajõe Business Centre and Tasku shopping centre. The area is visited by lots of people dayly. There is also a bus terminal in the area. The competition was organised to find a solution around the bus station and business centre that would be human friendly and also rethink the spacial identity of Tartu´s new city centre and harbour area.

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covered area for bicycle parking and bicycle rental

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wavy path with wooden rendering

the access to parking and bus manoovering area is on the same level as the surrounding square. The manoovering area is separated with small posts. If there are no busses parking, the area feels as one big square.

the pedestrian area between buildings is boardened to give visual and physical access to the main entrance of the hotel

the front of the bus station and shopping mall is boardened and turned into an area for pedestrians and cyclists. To activize the street, the existing covering will be built closed so that little shops and


Jury´s comment:

“The solution connects the whole competition area into one whole public space that is mainly oriented for pedestrians, which is a proposal we approve. Calming down the traffic with pavement is widely used and very European approach. The handwriting of this work is sensitive, but in such a large area unreal and economically too expensive. The L-shaped public shape turns around Dorpat Hotel and connects Soola street with the riverside. The design is unique and clever. As a positive aspect wewould bring forth the wide pedestrian area in front of the bus station and the riverside solution. There might not be room for a small boat harbour. Unfortunately there is no place forr kiss&go parking space. The wavy roofed bycycle parks are nice but very expensive

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Installation “City Canon” and MAKETT 1:1 Street Intervention Co- Authors of “City Canon”: Anna Temmo, Karel Kask, Andres Ristov, Aleksandra Papunova Exhibited: on Street Intervention “MAKETT 1:1” on Mere Street in Tallinn; Architecture School´s Exhibition at Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013; on top of Musumägi (Kissing Hill) at Tallinn Light Biennale 2013

“A street intervention by young architects describes in 1:1 scale – i.e. in the existing urban space – what could a modern city street for a diverse user base feel like. Our most important goal is to re-establish the street as a natural space for the city’s inhabitants. This intervention is as an experimental tool in the hands of future architects. It is a way to evaluate real changes in the street during the planning process.” by MAKETT 1:1


“„City Canon“ was inspired by discussion on urban proportions and dimensions. Tallinn is a heterogeneous structure of different neighborhoods. The urban space conceals a higher potential than we see being used today. This experiment aims to turn people’s attention to it by creating a contrasting space which is unfamiliar to what we feel and see everyday. This installation was originally designed and prepared for a street intervention “M1:1 - a 1:1 Scale Model of a Modern Sity Street”” by Tallinn Light Biennale

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Viljandi Minihansa Themepark Vision Competition Molekul Co- Authors: Anna Jurasevitš, Ivo- Sven Riet Arhitektuurimootor 2013 Location: „Minihansa“ exhibition is an important part of emracing the Culture of Viljandi. It will attract locals and tourists. Keeping thatin mind, the location of MOLEKUL is chosen to be in the crossroad of existing pathways in Valuoja park. The existing and planned paths will lead the visitors to Minihansa area. The area is also well seen from the roads around the park.

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The Hansaetic Cities models will be exhibited on a surrounded area, near the most importat pathway of the park. The exhbition area is 3700 sqm, from which 650 sqm is on the island. 24 towns (51%) will have their models on inner land and 19 (39%) by the “sea� and 5 towns on the island. There are three different sizes for model areas. The smallest are 20sqm, the middle ones 40sqm and the biggest ones are 60sqm. Minihansa exhibition area is placed on a concrete ground with different levels.The concrete area extends in front of the exhibition area, giving some room for visitor groups to gather before entering. The area can also be used for holding small public events.


ISOVER Multi- Comfort House Student Contest Linking spaces Co- Authors: Aleksei Tihhonov, Silver Soe Mentors: Irina Raud, Ignar Fjuk, Rein Murula, Emil Urbel Tallinn University of Technology 2013

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Solution The new apartment houses are situated on the edges of the park. The park has been planned in a way that it offers as much public space activites as possible, such as skating, sitting, outdoor gym, a basketball court, playgrounds and so on. The Park side of the area and the urban side of the area are linked by a library that crosses the new road and opens up to the park with a huge look-out window. The library also has a cafe and a terracces on the first floor on the park side. The office side of the area has small shops and services on the first floor to make the street more attractvie for pedestrians. The area also features two covered shopping areas. The heights of the buildings raise towards the existing railway to reduce the noise coming from it. The existing railstation buildings are taken to use as a gallery and part of the library. The new apartment buildings have through-house apartments, giving them as much light as possible and better views. The apartments have floor heating systems, solar panel system for heating water and also a cleaning system for using the rain water.


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RUUKKII IDEA Noise Barrier Competition TORUS Co- Author: Ivo- Sven Riet 2012

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noise barrier + pedestrain road = torus The IDEA of Torus is to combine noise barrier with a safe pedestrian and/or cycling road. The construction of Torus is based on steel frame.Torus consists of modules which can be added or taken away if neccessary. The modules are closed from highway side and open to park or residental area. Torus also gives an opportunity to design a bridge accross the highway. The construction can be done in a way that it would look like like a stretched module.


Modular steel frame

Padding and glass partitions

Pedestrian way and benches


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