Skyon, a 95-metre-tall commercial and office building, which will give the capital’s silhouette a fresh look was opened on Maakri street in Tallinn today. A striking light show set to the music of NÖEP was projected onto the unique glass façade of the building, which was developed by Capital Mill.
The 26 floors of Skyon, which was developed in accordance with the highest, Platinum standard requirements of one of the world’s best known rating systems for green building (LEED) are occupied by several IT companies, law firms and financial service providers. These include Coop Bank, Arco Vara, BaltCap and the Estonian Banking Association. Capital Mill itself also relocated to Skyon.
According to Igor Mölder, one of the founders of Capital Mill, Skyon will complement Tallin’s silhouette in content and form, offering the best working conditions in the district behind the 898 glass panels covering its façade, thanks to environmentally friendly and smart solutions.
‘Developing a skyscraper in the heart of Tallinn and adding to the city’s legendary silhouette meant an exceptional responsibility for Capital Mill as developer. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to create something eye-catching, valuable, and special. I believe that in collaboration with architects, the contractor and other partners did a great job in achieving that,’ Mölder said.
The building uses several smart technological solutions to make it sustainable and environmentally friendly. Almost 900 glass panels of different shapes and sizes give a unique look to the interior as well as the exterior while considering the distribution of light throughout the day. Thus, the façade protects from excessive solar radiation while allowing to enjoy a view of the city at the same time. In the dark, however, a striking effect will be created by a total of 4.5 kilometres of LED light strips which are installed between the façade components.
Heating and ventilation use an energy and money saving solution which utilises the cool night air for precooling during the warm summer nights and reduces the amount of energy spent on ventilation, cooling and heating during the time when the workers are at home. All technological systems are remotely operated.
The architectural solution for Skyon was created by the internationally acclaimed architects from KOKO. Construction of the building began in February of 2019 and required 10.000 square metres or 24.000 tons concrete. There are a total of 8.000 square metres of façade and 8.400 square metres of rental surfaces.
Capital Mill OÜ was founded in early 2008 to help investors looking to acquire commercial real estate in the Baltic countries and generate value through high-quality property management services. The founders and partners of the company comprise a team with long-standing real estate and banking experience. Capital Mill manages several highly valued commercial properties in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
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