The future climate neutral Hundipea district is where both people and nature can thrive.
Hundipea will emerge over three decades based on one big picture vision. At the core of the vision is academic research combined with the latest technologies and learning from the best urban development examples worldwide. We aim to create a city environment that guides people to a more sustainable lifestyle and allows nature to flourish.
We follow various principles of modern urban development, including the 15-minute city concept. In a compact 15-minute city, most daily necessities and services, such as work, education, healthcare, and leisure, are within a convenient 15-minute walk or bike ride. Additionally, an efficient public transport system is essential. The concept is proven to reduce car dependency, lower carbon emissions, boost the local economy, and improve people’s overall quality of life.
When designing the streets for people, we pay extra attention to making them safe and convenient for different groups – from children to the elderly, cyclists to parents with baby carriages, to people with special needs. The sizes, layouts and prices of apartments and commercial spaces will vary to make the owners and renters mix diverse. That way, we also ensure we’re not creating an elite district.
To bring life back to the streets, we follow the best practices of creating high-quality, enjoyable public spaces. We pay extra attention to ground-level design, landscape architecture and diverse green spaces, creating an environment that encourages people to interact and engage in outdoor activities. Lively public space brings social and economic benefits to cities improving the overall quality of life.
We implement a wide range of nature-based and technological solutions for planning and designing Hundipea’s architecture, public space, green areas, and infrastructure to achieve CO2 neutrality in the district. We develop solutions to simultaneously reduce pollution, increase the area’s biodiversity and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Eesti Päevaleht, 06.06.2023
The district is emerging on an industrial port area only a few kilometres from the Tallinn city centre.