Construction information

Energy class

B-class

Builder

Nordecon AS.

Security

All the apartments in Meerhof 2.0 are wired for security alarms. Video surveillance systems are installed at the main entrances to the building and parking garage; and there are video intercom systems at the entrances to the stairwells. The systems help to ensure that only welcome guests have access to the building.

In the Meerhof 2.0 building:
  • the garage door can be opened by the vehicle number identification system or by using a remote control
  • cars can exit with the help of an automatic weight sensor
  • motion sensors activate the lighting in the public areas and twilight sensors control the outdoor lighting
  • a lift arrives automatically when you enter the building with a key card through the main entrance or parking garage. Thus, you do not have to wait in the corridor or garage.

Smart house solution

A smart house solution is integrated into all the apartments at Meerhof 2.0. This enables you to manage the heating, cooling and ventilation in the rooms, and to track heat, water and electricity consumption from your smart device.

The building’s electricity, heating and water meters are read remotely. So you do not have to submit monthly reports with the meter readings. Instead, you can be playing tennis with your neighbour in the courtyard or practicing golf on the Meerhof 2.0 putting green.

Soundproofing

The excellent soundproofing of the apartments at the Meerhof 2.0 sets them apart from many other developments. In order to achieve this, Metro Capital established higher standards for soundproofing. And the best modern noise suppression technologies were employed in the design of the building.

In order to reduce impact noise, special insulation tiles were installed on the hollow-core slabs of all the ceilings. To ensure your wellbeing, in the walls between apartments and those between the apartments and public areas, the level of airborne noise soundproofing is 60 dB (the required standard is 55 dB).

Double high-strength gypsum board has been used in the interior layers of the outer walls. The gaps around the building’s windows and entry doors of the apartments have been hermetically sealed with mastic.

Utility systems

The building’s utility systems have been designed by respected Estonian engineers.

The interior climate systems were designed by Urmas Saksakulm (OÜ Kliimakonsult; the piping by Silver Paas and Joonas Vaabel (OÜ VP Projekt), and the electrical and automation systems by Urmas Leppik and Raigo Veisberg (OÜ Rausi).

  • Automatic ventilation units with a high level of heat recovery ensure fresh interior air in all the rooms.
  • The apartments are equipped with water floor heating with room-based temperature controls. The building is heated by an independent gas boiler.
  • The circuit breaker boxes are located in the apartments. The apartments are wired for phone, internet and TV services that can be provided by Telia or Starman.
  • The building is also wired for an effective VRV cooling system. A connection to the central cooling system is available for an extra fee.

Exterior walls, doors and windows

The exterior walls of the towers are steel sheets on a thermo-profile frame, which is self-supporting or attached to a reinforced concrete wall panel. The exterior walls of thermo-profiles are insulated with 275-mm thick mineral wool and the thermal conductivity of the thermo-profile exterior walls of the towers is designed to be U=0.14 W/m2*K.

The exterior concrete walls of the parking garage are insulated with 200-mm foam polystyrene.

Doors and windows

Triple-paned windows and balcony doors with solar-protection glass are installed on the southern and western side of the building. On the northern and eastern side of the building, there are triple-paned windows and balcony doors with wood-aluminium frames and selective glass, which has a thermal conductivity of U=1.0 W/m2*K.

The use of selective glass reduces heat loss through the windows by up to 30%. The solar-protection glass also helps to reduce cooling costs in the summer months.

A two-story, triple-paned aluminium glass enclosure is installed on the first floor of the seaside façade.

The balconies and terraces are not enclosed with glass. The balcony railings are specially manufactured from glass elements that conform to the curve of the building and help to create a uniform and sinuous appearance.

Structural elements

Load-bearing structures

The building is comprised of two 10-storey sections, each measuring 47 m x 33 m (sections A and B), which are connected by a two-story parking garage 56 m x 57 m (section C).  The building has a footing, slab and strip foundation. The first storey of the building is underground (-1 storey).

The construction project was planned by Georg Kodi (OÜ Toorprojekt).

Ten-storey housing sections A and B

The main vertical load-bearing elements are made of reinforced concrete wall slabs and composite steel-concrete posts, to which steel posts are added on the tenth storey. There are three shafts in each of the building sections made of cast-in-place concrete. Most of the wall slabs are 200-mm thick, and some are 300-mm thick.

The main horizontal load-bearing elements are made of 320-mm hollow-core slabs of reinforced concrete, which are supported by load-bearing walls and steel beams. On the tenth storey, the load-bearing structure for the roof is comprised of steel beams and load-bearing corrugated sheets.

Parking garage C

The vertical load-bearing elements are single- or triple-layered walls of cast-in-place reinforced concrete and composite steel-concrete posts. To support the 10-storey sections of the building, both steel and reinforced concrete beams have been used in the ribbed slabs of the roof.

Most of the load-bearing walls are 250-mm thick; the interior walls are 200-mm thick.

Roofs and terraces

For the roofs of the building’s ten-storey A and B sections (towers), the load-bearing structural elements are steel-concrete joists onto which corrugated sheets have been installed.  Then insulation with roll roofing has been installed and a concrete slab has been poured for installing the solar panels.

The thermal conductivity of the roof of the A and B sections is designed to be U=0.13 W/m2*K. The roofs of the ninth-floor terraces are comprised of innovative vacuum slabs that provide the structure with a noteworthy thermal conductivity of U=0.09 W/m2*K.

The thermal conductivity of the roof of the C section is designed to be U=0.36 W/m2*K.