Eneli Kleemann
BAUA Student Awards 2022

Home in the office-community-led housing in Maakri quarter

Master's project, Tutor: Laura Linsi, Roland Reemaa

The master thesis covers the fundamental changes in working and dwelling arrangements as well as proposing alternative form of ownership. This approach combats the problems with empty and monofunctional office buildings, intervening in problematic Maakri quarter. With community-led cooperative ownership form as its cornerstone, the Postimaja building will be transformed to mainly affordable housing, but also adding various life-supporting functions. Thanks to this, the decision-making in the area will fall in the hands of the active members, turning the urban space more dynamic, accessible and permeable. The project could serve as a wider development model in or outside of Estonia, which could alleviate the transition from one-sided to diverse urban space, while being affordable and democratic.

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