Estonian Embassy in Paris
17 Rue de la Baume, 75008 Paris, France
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
Margit Argus, Kätlin Lond
Invited Design Contest
2022, 1st prize
The revitalization of the Estonian Embassy in Paris unveils a seamless integration of historical significance and contemporary design, underscoring enduring artistic ties between Estonia and France. The entrance is characterized by patterned ceramic tiles and light-coloured walls, complemented by a serene courtyard retreat. Estonian oak furniture defines versatile spaces on the first floor, accompanied by a renovated kitchen and adaptable terrace.
The second floor epitomizes Estonian artistry with light-toned walls and Baltic Sea-inspired silk curtains. Modernized offices on the third floor maintain a harmonious equilibrium between history and functionality.
Thematic office spaces on the upper floors expand, mirroring the undulating waves of the Baltic Sea. The basement reveals a revitalized relaxation area with a sauna, encapsulating the vision of an inviting and culturally rich embassy.