Housing plan for the Tallinn hippodrome quarter

Tallinn, Estonia
Design: Koger & Partners
Commission: 2006
Size: 125,000 m2

The Tallinn hippodrome was established in north Tallinn in 1923 at a distance of 1,400 m from the seashore as the bird flies and a few kilometres from the city centre. The racetrack is the regular 1,000 m. Every weekend races are held at the track and a betting shop is also open.

The owner of the hippodrome has expressed interest in moving the enterprise out of Tallinn and using the area as a versatile living and business area. Many competitions have been held in recent years to find a planning solution for the area, but the final choice is still open.

The plan proposed to the owner by the area developers in 2006 retains the characteristic geometry of the hippodrome: the buildings converge inside and around the racetrack. The multifunctional living and business district has terraced houses and town houses in various spatial solutions.