Architecture office Kavakava was established in 2002 in Estonia. Company consists of a core group of architects and landscape architects based around one design philosophy but open for different co-workers and new ideas.
Kavakava works are site-specific, highlighting the potentialities of a particular place. At the same time their aim is always to provoke new situations.
Kavakava projects are mostly public buildings or urban space designs based on prize-winning proposals for open architectural competitions. Recently they have been working on different social projects – short-term accommodation for temporarily homeless people in Tallinn, foster homes in Kuressaare and public sauna in Tallinn. Next to the practice, active participation in numerous academic and theoretical discussions and teaching at the university are held important.
Their major works include the Museum of Occupations in Tallinn, Pärnu City Centre Sports Hall, Lotte kindergarten in Tartu, Narva College of the University of Tartu and the visitors’ centre for the Estonian Open Air Museum. Their works are published internationally and they have won several awards, including best young architect award in 2009 for Siiri Vallner and State Culture award for Narva College in 2013.