Niitvälja Golf Club
- Author: Mai Šein, Jaan Tiidemann
- Location: Niitvälja, Estonia
- Project Year: 1998, expansion in 2015
The landscape architecture of the golf courses as well as the design of the golf clubs can be seen as high art and they turned into creative sources for the design of the Club House.
The design of the Club House expresses the secrets of this beautiful game: the technique of the stroke, the design of the equipment as well as the feeling of taking off - as the golf in Estonia was only at the beginning of the rise in popularity.
The facade of the building is facing north and resembles the trajectory of a golf ball’s flight. The volumetric shape consists of two parts: the one resembling the profile of a 5-iron golf club and a body of earth which creates an optical extension of the building. This triangular composition at the back of the building symbolises the landing of a piece of grass that was lifted by a perfect swing.
The Hall of the Club House is designed to stand a little bit higher from the volume of the building and is inspired by the shape of the club used for the opening stroke – the driver. The ceiling of the Hall is dotted with little lamps signifying the end of the game at the green and golf balls in the hole.
The location plan of the whole building together with terraces is a big putter – the shape of club for the final stroke.