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Supportive housing facility to be built in Mustamäe

Supportive housing facility to be built in Mustamäe

The Tallinn Property Department is set to build a supportive housing facility at Tammsaare tee 135 in Mustamäe, which will offer municipal housing for the elderly, people with disabilities, and young families. Construction work will begin this week and is expected to be completed by August 2025, with a total cost of just over 9.6 million euros.

According to Deputy Mayor Viljar Jaamu, the supportive housing facility being built in Mustamäe will provide elderly people with the opportunity to age with dignity, as well as offer living spaces for people with mobility impairments and young families. “In the long term, similar buildings could be present in all city districts, offering accessible housing with support structures and some care services for those who can manage their daily lives independently,” said Jaamu.

The architectural solution for the building is rational and simple, based on its function, yet it brings freshness to the surrounding environment and stands out from the neighboring red brick buildings. The U-shaped building consists of a two-story main volume and eight- and six-story towers, colored dark green, light green, and white to avoid a potentially massive impact. The interior design uses the same materials and tones to create a cohesive and recognizable environment. The design of staircases and common areas is unified, but each tower has its distinctive detail.

The building will feature a total of one hundred social and municipal apartments, and shared spaces intended for smaller group and individual activities, providing residents with opportunities to gather. These include a hall, teaching kitchen, two hobby rooms, as well as a sauna and rooms for services and counseling. The apartments in the two-story section and the eight-story A-tower are intended for the elderly and people with mobility impairments, with most apartments planned as smaller studios and one-bedroom apartments. The six-story B-tower will house 2-3 room municipal apartments, primarily intended as temporary housing for young families.

The building will also include a family center, which is a community hub where parents can spend time with their young children, interact with other parents, and participate in supportive activities such as counseling, training, and support groups.

The outdoor area will feature a community garden, planting boxes, and attractions for children, along with a public outdoor gym for the area’s residents.

The supportive housing facility at A.H. Tammsaare tee 135 was designed by Innopolis Insenerid OÜ, and the main contractor for the construction work is Vanalinna Ehitus OÜ. The construction work will cost just over 9.6 million euros, with additional costs for furnishings, utility connections, and owner's supervision. These contracts are still pending.