The authors of the Vähi 6 and Põlde 14 design are architects Aigar Roht and Priit Elijas from the Architectural Office AB Korrus.

The houses are characterised by a modern architectural style, large white frames on the house facades, practical apartment layouts, power producing solar panels, and geothermal heating.

The calculated energy label corresponds to class A.

The Vähi 6 and Põlde 14 houses are built by the construction company Ehitus5ECO. Two two-storey apartment houses will be constructed, the Vähi 6 house will have 24 apartments and the Põlde 14 house will have 16 apartments. Utility rooms and storage rooms are located on the first floors of the buildings.

The two-storey houses are broken down into eight-apartment sections for privacy.

Each apartment has a balcony or a terrace. The ventilation unit of the apartment is in the utility room. Three-room and four-room apartments have a separated toilet and bathroom.

In the courtyard, there is a children’s playground and a parking lot with a barrier gate.

Which came first, the plans or the white frames?

 

Construction Information


Energy Label

Energy Label

The calculation-based energy label corresponds to class A.

Roof

Roof

The houses have a flat roof and internal drains. The loadbearing structures of the roof are precast reinforced concrete panels. The roofing system is 2xSBS. There are solar panels on the roof.

Windows and Doors

Windows and Doors

The apartments have wood-aluminium windows. The external doors of the apartments are smooth doors with the appropriate fire resistance and soundproofing properties.

Basic Constructions

Basic Constructions

The loadbearing walls and the walls between the apartments in the apartment building are concrete block walls. The intermediate floors are reinforced concrete hollow-core slab floors. The partition walls within apartments are plaster panel walls on a metal frame with mineral wool insulation.

Water Supply, Heating, and Ventilation

Water Supply, Heating, and Ventilation

Each apartment has an individual cold and hot water meter. The washing machine connections are on the wall, as shown on the plans. The water outlets of the kitchen sink close with cut-off valves on the wall according to the location shown on the plan (considering the locations of the valves in the kitchen cupboard), and with the blind flange of the sewer pipe. The house has geothermal heating. The apartments have water underfloor heating, adjusted room by room, and a ventilation unit with heat recovery.

Electrical Installations

Electrical Installations

The roof of the building is fitted with solar panels for power production, the electricity left over from own consumption will be sold. The sanitary rooms are fitted with suspended ceilings with lights. In the rooms and halls, cables for lights are provided, the lights will be installed by the apartment owners. The switches, sockets, junction boxes, and installation materials are provided according to the design. Electric meters are installed in the switch room of the buildings. Distribution boards are installed in the apartments. Sockets are installed at about 20 cm from the floor. The kitchen worktop sockets are installed at 1.1–1.2 m from the floor. The apartments are equipped with a front door intercom system. The number of weak current sockets in the apartment is shown in the plan.

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