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    Carolina Reidma

  • Architecture and Urban Design
  • MA
  • The rethinking of parking buildings
  • Tutor: Toomas Tammis, Tarmo Teedumäe

The focus of the master’s thesis is the rethinking of the Rävala and Stockmann parking garage in the Maakri quarter. The aim of this master’s thesis is to find solutions for better management of resources and diversification of urban space using the example of parking garages, showing the potential of the building structure of the parking garage in public space and to modernize the infrastructure with modern lifestyles. The value of space in cities is constantly increasing, and an adaptable parking structure increases this value even more. It is important to reuse and restore existing structures to make cities more sustainable, especially in the areas of high-rise buildings, where there is a shortage of public space. Rethinking the selected Rävala and Stockmann parking garage resulted in two different approaches, as all parking garages are unique in terms of their typologies and locations. A phased approach has been used in the rethinking of the Rävala parking garage, so the parking garage can be gradually changed based on needs. In the case of the Stockmann parking garage, the most important thing was to create passageways for pedestrians and giving a new and attractive access corridor to the Stockmann department store.

Market street to the Maakri quarter through the first floor of the Rävala parking garage
Open play spaces
Urban farms on rooftops