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Tammiste kindergarten produced by Matek received award „Factory House of the Year 2010“

30 November 2010, Category News

Tammiste Kindergarten produced by Matek received award „Factory House of the Year 2010“

At the end of November by the leadership of  Estonian Wooden House Cluster and in association with Estonian Forest Industries Association and Puuinfo award „Factory House of the Year 2010“ was announced first time in the history of contest „Wooden House of the Year“. First award was nominated to Tammiste kindergarten produced by Matek AS.

Jury evaluated in selecting the best factory house the architectural design of the building, low energy emission, user-friendliness, social context, usage of material and constructional-technical quality. Leader of the contest Wooden House Cluster manager Elari Kivisoo said that Tammiste kindergarten had interesting and outstanding architectural solution that qualified well for the criteria put up for the contest.  This building is unique being Estonia’s first kindergarten built 100% of wooden constructions. In design and building process the emphasis was on high quality of indoor climate, low energy emission and cosiness.

The aim of setting up a new category in the competition was to popularise factory produced wooden houses and introducing its benefits to a wider public. Producing wooden house in a factory guarantees more precise outcome and higher quality than comparable houses built on construction site. The erection stage is also quicker and more efficient. Whole process is carried out by specialists and existence of necessary project documentation is always guaranteed. 

The houses to be presented for the competition had to be produced in Estonia and had to be completed by 31st of October 2010.

Jury of competition „Factory Building of the Year 2010“ consisted of 8-members  from Union of Estonian Architects, Estonian Society of Art Historians, Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, Estonian Forest Industries Association , Estonian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs, Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies and Estonian Wooden House.

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