Archi­tecture in context

LUMIA is a Tallinn-based team of 14 architects and interior architects, founded by Margit Aule and Toomas Adrikorn, who decided to unite their 15 years’ experience of creating modern contextual architecture.

Space always contains unleashed potential for development, time and room for new buildings and new uses. Our team notices and makes the most of it.

The portfolio of LUMIA features the Pilgrims’ House in Vastseliina, the Episcopal Castle in Haapsalu, the Estonian Embassy in Moscow, Park Hotel Viljandi and the Fahle Gallery Street in Tallinn.

LUMIA is creating architecture that connects with the existing context and provides a new context of its own. The current moment, the past and the future are a single continuum for us, intertwining with space, which has been and will be there. In a globalising world, architecture is becoming more and more uniform while localness is fading away. We are interested in what already exists and what is local, as architectural identity develops from the cultural sphere, the landscape, the climate and the building tradition.

The meanings of our name, LUMIA, are open to interpretation, reflecting our work based on the shared vision and values.

Team

Work with LUMIA

We are growing our team with experienced talents and fresh ideas.

There is a vacancy for an architect.

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio to lumia@lumia.ee

Awards

  • Annual Award 2021 of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Architecture Endowment) in the category ‘New from old’

    Fahle Gallery Street
  • Annual Award 2021 of the Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union in the category of ‘Landscape and building’

    Fahle Gallery Street
  • European Museum of the Year Award: Special Commendation 2021 for ‘outstanding renovation’

    Haapsalu Castle
  • Heritage Award of Tallinn

    Noblessner Foundry
  • Heritage Award of Tallinn

    Kai Art Center
  • Estonian Annual Museum Awards: award for the Museum Development 2019

    Haapsalu Castle
  • Annual Award 2019 of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia (Architecture Endowment)

    Estonian Embassy in Moscow, Park Hotel Viljandi, Haapsalu Castle
  • Annual Award 2019 of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects

    Park Hotel Viljandi
  • Recognition of the Estonian National Heritage Board for an ‘Outstandingly restored monument’

    Haapsalu Castle
  • Recognition of the Estonian National Heritage Board for an ‘Outstandingly restored monument’

    Noblessner Foundry
  • Annual Architecture Award 2018 of the Estonian Association of Architects

    Pilgrims’ House
  • Recognition of the Estonian National Heritage Board for a ‘Well-designed new building in historical environment’

    Pilgrims’ House
  • Recognition of the Estonian National Heritage Board for ‘Good design’

    Haapsalu Castle
  • Annual Award 2014−2015 of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects for the best historical interior

    Energy Discovery Centre
  • Estonian Annual Museum Awards for 2014: special award of the National Heritage Board and the Heritage Committee of the Museums Board for restoring a museum as a cultural monument

    Energy Discovery Centre
  • Annual Interior Architecture Award 2012 of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia

    Treasury of the University of Tartu Museum
  • Annual Award 2011 of the Estonian Cultural Endowment (Architecture Endowment) for architectural accomplishments in organising the LIFT11 urban installations festival

    LIFT11