Siiri Vallner

Siiri Vallner (born April 9, 1972) is an industrious Estonian architect. She works mostly in community projects, as well as in many competitions. She is a member of the Union of Estonian Architects.

Siiri Vallner (2009)
Born 'Siiri Vallner'
Birthday April 9, 1972 (aged 49)
Birth Place Tallinn, Estonia
Education Estonian Academy of Arts Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Occupation Architect
Archiecture Firms Berzak & Gold P.C. Lewis & Associates Ltd. Kavakava Head Arhitektid OÜ

BiographyEdit

Born in Tallinn, Estonia, she spent a lot of her childhood going to work with her parents, surrounded by technology. Her parents worked in IT during the time of the Soviet Union, picking up personal projects after their normal work hours.

As a teenager recently graduating high school, she was opposed to many of her options of a career. Though she graduated from a high school specializing in sciences, she was not interested in pursuing math as a career. This left her with architecture. She got into, and studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts in the architecture department, graduating in 1997. From 1998 to 1999 she studied in the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.[1]

Following her Graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, she worked at architecture firms Berzak & Gold P.C. in New York and Lewis & Associates Ltd. in Alexandria, Virginia. After returning to Estonia in 2002, she founded Kavakava with, Katrin Koov and Kaire Nōmm, and Head Arhitektid Oü, with Indrek Peil.

ProjectsEdit

Projects[2]
PROJECT LOCATION YEAR OTHER ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATED
Lasnamäe track and field center Tallinn, Estonia 2003 Hanno Grossschmidt and Tomomi Hayashi
Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom Tallinn, Estonia 2003 Indrek Peil, Tomomi Hayashi, and Toomas Kuslap
Rakvere Stairs Rakvere, Estonia 2005 Heidi Urb
Pärnu city center sports hall Pärnu, Estonia 2005 Katrin Koov, Kaire Nõmm, Heidi Urb
Villa Lokaator Paldiski, Estonia 2007 Indrek Peil
Lotte Kindergarten Tartu, Estonia 2008 Indrek Peil and Sten Mark Mändmaa
Culture Cauldron Tallinn, Estonia 2009 Indrek Peil (team Katrin Koov, Kadri Klementi, Andro Mänd, Sten-Mark Mändmaa, Ragnar Põllukivi, Triin Maripuu, Ivan Sergejev, Elen Paddar, Martin J. Navarro Gonzalez)
Tartu Health Care College Tartu, Estonia 2011 Indrek Peil (team Johannes Feld, Andro Mänd, Sten Mark Mändmaa, Ragnar Põllukivi)
The Pier Tallinn, Estonia 2011 Indrek Peil
Kuressaare Children's Home Kuressaare, Estonia 2014 Katrin Koov and Kaire Nõmm (Ragnar Põllukivi, Reedik Poopuu)
Shelter – short-term accommodation units Tallinn, Estonia 2012 Indrek Peil and Kaire Nõmm (Kadri Klementi, Andro Mänd, Sten Mark Mändmaa, Ragnar Põllukivi)
University of Tartu Narva College Narva, Estonia 2012 Indrek Peil and Katrin Koov (team Heidi Urb, Maarja Tüür, Andro Mänd, Sten Mark Mändmaa, Helina Lass)
Raua sauna Tallinn, Estonia 2013 Indrek Peil and Ragnar Põllukivi
Tallinn new center (ongoing, in stage I) Tallinn, Estonia 2016 Indrek Peil, Kristel Niisuke (Kavakava), Toomas Paaver (Linnalahendused), Renee Puusepp (Slider Studio)
Fire Station type house Vastseliina, Estonia 2018 Indrek Peil (Kristel Niisuke, Valdis Linde)

Competitions and AwardsEdit

Competitions[3]
Competition Year Other Architects Associated Placement
Europan 6 in Vienna 2001 N/A II prize
Narva College of the University of Tartu 2005 Indrek Peil and Katrin Koov I prize
Lotte kindergarten 2006 Indrek Peil I prize
Visitors Center of the Estonian Open Air Museum 2007 Indrek Peil I prize
Viljandi College, University of Tartu 2008 Indrek Peil, Heidi Urb, Helina Lass, and Sten Mark Mändmaa I prize
Tallinn Culture Factory 2009 Indrek Peil I prize
Riverside Cafe 2011 Katrin Koov, Reedik Poopuu I prize
Kuressaare Children’s Home 2012 Katrin Koov, Kaire Nõmm (Ragnar Põllukivi, Reedik Poopuu) I prize
Kärdla Social Centre 2014 Indrek Peil III prize
Arvo Pärt Centre 2014 Indrek Peil, Joel Kopli (Kuu), and Üllar Ambos III prize
EV 100 Architecture Competition (City Square of Rapla) 2015 N/A I prize
EV 100 Architecture Competition (City Square of Tõrva) 2015 Indrek Peil III prize
City Square of Põlva 2015 Indrek Peil IV prize
Wooden Prefab Element Home 2016 N/A II... III prize
Tallinn’s New Main Street 2016 Toomas Paaver, Indrek Kustavus, Indrek Peil, Kristel Niisuke, Valdis Linde, and Riin-Kärt Ranne I prize
Academy of Security Sciences 2016 Indrek Peil, Kristel Niisuke, Kristiina Way, Valdis Linde, and Riin-Kärt Ranne II prize
Vana-Kalamaja street 2017 Indrek Peil and Kristel Niisuke I prize
Tallinn Port Master Plan 2030 2017 Indrek Peil, Kristel Niisuke, and Üllar Ambos (Barbora Tauerova, Manuela Serreli, Sander Pallik, Anni Müüripeal) Stage III
Viimsi School for Young Talents 2018 Indrek Peil, Kristel Niisuke, and Ko Ai I prize
Orangerie 2018 Indrek Peil, Kristel Niisuke, Kristi Merilo, Karolina Tatar, and Špela Ščančar II…III prize
Hotel in Parnu 2018 Indrek Peil, Helina Lass, Kristel Niisuke, and Üla Koppel
Environment Building 2019 Indrek Peil, Kristel Niisuke, and Ko Ai I prize
Awards[4]
Award Year Other Architects Associated
Best Young Architect Award 2008 N/A
National Culture Award 2013 Indrek Peil, Katrin Koov, and interior architect Hannes Praks

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kauge, Jarmo (2017). "Siiri Vallner. Rational bohemian". Maja. Retrieved February 26, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Projects A-Z". Kavakava. Retrieved February 26, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Projects A-Z". Kavakava. Retrieved February 26, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Lige, Carl-Dag (December 30, 2015). "To Think In Actual Space, With Actual Materials: An Interview with Siiri Vallner of Kavakava Architects". ArchDaily. Retrieved February 26, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)