The combination of modern skyscrapers and historic buildings in the Maakri quarter of Tallinn creates a slightly chaotic yet dense and unique city centre.
With its slender form and distinctive facade, Skyon stands out from the surrounding high-rise buildings. The facade of the building consists of rectangles divided into triangles, which combine to create a dynamic pattern. The dynamic impression is enhanced by the lighting, which accentuates the elements of the facade in the evening.
The tower part of the building steps back from the street, softening the effect of the building’s volume on a street lined with historic buildings. The restaurant behind the glass facade on the ground floor brings a Parisian atmosphere and cosiness to the street.
The most important element of the part facing onto the street is the metropolitan-looking entrance near the corner of Maakri and Tornimäe Streets. The lobby extending through three stories offers stunning views of the neighbouring towers over the roofs of the historic buildings across Maakri Street.
The energy efficiency of the building is supported by the facade, half of which is covered by dark panels, as well as the pre-cooling ventilation system, which collects air during the cooler hours of the night.