Lootusprojekt OÜ was established in January 2002. This is a family business.
Currently, the company employs
Kersti Lootus (1953) – chief landscape architect;
Kiur Lootus (1981) – chief architect;
Siim Lootus (1984) – civil engineer;
Kadri Uusen (1987) – landscape architect;
Hanna Veske (1988) – landscape architect.
Over our 17 years in business, we have completed 270 outdoor space designs.
Our largest completed projects include the following:
- Beach promenades of different appearance and character. In all, three promenades in Pärnu, Haapsalu and Narva-Jõesuu have been built according to our designs.
- Parks designed on fortifications in Tallinn, Narva and Pärnu. We have heritage conversation competence through the work of Kersti Lootus in heritage conservation over the past 10 years.
- Manor parks. There are several historic manor parks in Estonia and we have prepared reconstruction design projects for some of these parks. The most important of these is Kadriorg Park, originating from 1718, which contains formal (French) and landscape-style (English) park sections. This is a park art museum in its own right. The works are ongoing.
- Japanese garden. There is a separate Japanese garden section in Kadriorg Park. Kersti Lootus went to study the basics of Japanese garden planning at Kyoto University when she was designing this part of the park. When preparing the design of and building the Japanese garden, we worked closely with a Japanese landscape architect who is the caretaker of Kyoto historic gardens.
- The most noteworthy projects from last year were redesigning Vastseliina Castle into a public space and the redesigning of Keila Central Park. The first of these projects was completed in late autumn of 2018 and the second is in the process of construction.
All our works are influenced by the features of local Estonian nature and history. In Estonia, where east, west and north meet, nature has very diverse flora. The location of each project is unique and nature is the basis of everything. If the location has its own story, we recognise it and share it with others. Each public space must have a strong idea and story.
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