Reconstruction of Roosi street

Roosi street links the new Estonian National Museum and the city center. The street is comfortable and attractive in urban settings; pedestrian-light traffic is preferred. The distance at apparent shrinkage moves the museum closer to the city center, making it more accessible to light traffickers in particular. A new type of street square was created on Roosi street, which, in addition to an interesting route, offers visitors a place of stay, activity and viewing. The 3.5 meters wide pedestrian promenade runs unstoppably along the street on the left. Crossings with driving lanes are raised to the pedestrian’s height. The street’s beginning is marked by a small square in Ülejõe Park, the street closes before the expanding with mini-square in the direction of the ENM. In the semi-natural area adjacent to the street, a wooden path is marking the former Soviet military area. It runs as an alternative museum-road in-between the barbed wire fence and lets the walker experience and look closely at strange historical details from Soviet time and also observe the ENM from a different perspective. The landscaping of the whole street has been resolved in the key to the of semi-natural plant communities that have developed by themselves over the years in the whole Raadi area.

Authors: Kino maastikuarhitektid (landscape architects): Mirko Traks, Karin Bachmann Paik arhitektid (architects): Toomas Paaver, Tõnu Laanemäe Tinter Projekt (engineers)
Photo Credit: Photo 1 Karin Bachmann, Photo 2 Katrin Uusoja, Photo 3 Taevakaamera Photo 4Tiit Sild
Country: Estonia


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