The project is located on a quiet road on a ridge with an exceptional view over a large park and Tallinn’s historic city centre.
The Embassy takes formed as a long, narrow, three-storey building with a unique over-hanging roof that visually opens the building to its surroundings and emphasizes the embassy’s public function.
The building is organized with the Chancellery’s public and representative functions on the ground level, internal functions on the second level, and the ambassador’s residence on the third level. The entrance, reception, and stair surround a two-storey foyer, lit from two sides. Offices and workspaces are oriented toward north with views over the park and city centre, while internal circulation and stairs are located to the south.
Installation-intensive functions are placed in a sequence of transverse cores that give the long building a programmatic and spatial rhythm.
The structure is predominantly of poured-in-place concrete and the façade is of sandstone from a local quarry. The glass partitions are of varying transparency with profiles of mahogany and sliding shutters and fixed screens of oiled cedar.