Name contest announced for Lasnamäe's water centre

In 2024, a new sports centre with the Olympic swimming pool, a leisure centre and a hotel will be completed in Lasnamäe, at Varraku 14a. A public contest was announced this week to find the name for the future building.

The contest is open for a memorable and short name for the water centre that would be suitable for the centre's activities and would be the basis for the centre's brand. The name contest is open until September 1. Proposals can be submitted HERE.

Up to three names can be suggested by one contestant. The name jury consists of two members from the centre's developer, Capital Mill OÜ, one from the Tallinn City Property Department and one form the Lasnamäe District Administration. Top three names will be determined, and the winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will receive a prize by Capital Mill OÜ and the city of Tallinn.

Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart noted that the Tondiraba region in Lasnamäe is becoming a comprehensive sports campus for active leisure suitable for both indoors and outdoors. “The swimming centre to be built next to the Tondiraba Ice Rink will create training opportunities for both top athletes and amateurs. Moreover, the Olympic-size swimming pool enables to organize world-class championships in Tallinn, which are easily accessible for local sports fans,” Kõlvart listed. “At the end of August, the Tondiraba Park will also be completed in the same area, offering many healthy open air leisure opportunities and facilities for both team and individual sports.”

In concluding the right of superficies and building the swimming pool that meets international standards, Tallinn has cooperated with the Estonian Swimming Association to agree on the technical conditions of the swimming pool.

Tanel Samuel, a partner of Capital Mill OÜ, explained that the construction is currently in the design and coordination phase. "During September, we intend to submit an application for a building permit," Samuel specified. "The same company currently operating at Mustamäe Elamus Spa will be responsible for the spa, water centre and entertainment complex, but the search for an operator of different gyms is still ongoing."

The spatial program of the proposed building will focus on sports activities – there will be a 50-meter Olympic swimming pool with a grandstand with 400 seats, a 25-meter swimming pool, and children's pools.  In addition, a basketball court, volleyball court and gymnastics gym with service rooms and sauna centre with the necessary service rooms will be built in the centre. Next to centre, at Varraku 14b, there will be a public car park serving the water centre and the whole quarter.

The establishing of the centre is agreed upon with a concession agreement, based on which the city concluded a right of superficies with Capital Mill OÜ.

See more about the solution of the Lasnamäe’s water centre (source: Capital Mill OÜ):