KODA VILLAGE in Tallinn to win American architecture prize

01. December, 2017

KODA Village won American architecture prize in Architectural Design/Hospitality Architecture category.
The prefabricated 25 m2 units accommodate living, short term stays, office, retail and a pop-up cafeteria.

The smart solutions (automatic heating-cooling- ventilating system, solar panels, well insulated walls, 4-ply glass, sunshade etc.) result in plus energy houses that annually produce more energy than they consume. The mobile concrete houses need no foundation and can be relocated after use. The landscape design is as mobile as the houses. The triangular terrace moduless r can be relocated and refitted in a new context. Even the plant species used are pioneering, meaning they are tough and ready to occupy new areas.

Since KODA is a free standing house that can be separated from the plot, it has a secondary market and can be easily sold after use, creating a new dynamic situation both in the urban context and the real estate development sector. The temporary but high quality KODA village brings the interim use to a new level, improving the quality of the urban environment today instead of tomorrow.

KODA was designed by Estonian architekt Ülar Mark and his team: Liina-Liis Pihu, Maria Alnek, Eva-Liisa Lepik, Kadri Tonto