The Tallinn City Government initiated a detailed spatial plan, according to which a new Arcojärve residential area will be built next to Lake Harku. Arco Vara, the developer of the area, is also cleaning up the beach area at the lakeside, where everyone will be welcome to come to enjoy the sun and water.
According to Miko Niinemäe, CEO of Arco Vara, approximately 400 homes will be built on the property at Paldiski road 124b by Lake Harku. “In our vision, Arcojärve is not only new residential development but a community, where people with a similar lifestyle live together. It is a unique living environment in Tallinn, with both a forest and a lakeshore right next to the home. The homes of Arcojärve are meant for people who want to escape from city noise, but not from the city.”
According to Niinemäe, as high buildings are definitely not suitable for such an area, 1-4 story buildings are planned for this property of 69,506 square meters, including two commercial building.
Depending on the floor, a balcony or terrace is planned for each apartment. Leisure areas and playgrounds will be built between the buildings. “There is enough space planned between the buildings, which also fits well with our concept: valuing the area and offering a cozy living environment is more important than maximizing the construction volume,” said the CEO of Arco Vara.
The traffic noise coming from Paldiski road will be silenced with the positioning of the buildings. If taller buildings of the development will be located more toward Paldiski road and Väike-Õismäe subdistrict, then closer to private residences and the beach area, the number of stories in buildings and housing density will become lower.
Arco Vara also took the responsibility to restore the nearby beach area of Lake Harku. “Our goal is to offer a beautiful natural environment for living, but at the same time, we want to add value to the whole area. The plan of Arcojärve includes building a new beach house, sports venues, and playgrounds. The cycle path through the beach area will also be fixed, lighting and benches will be added,” Niinemäe said.
The architectural design plan for Paldiski road 124b was developed by KUU architects Joel Kopli, Johannes Aasmäe, and Liis Juuse.
According to Miko Niinemäe, a member of the management board of Arco Vara, the start of the construction of the residential quarter and the sale of apartments is planned for the first half of 2024. The investment amounts to nearly 105 million euros.