The historical Rotermann Quarter is located in the heart of Tallinn between the Old Town, the port and Viru Square. It is the most attractive quarter in the city, where old industrial buildings that have been given new functions stand next to modern architecture.
The industrial quarter underwent rapid development in the 19th century, eventually housing a wide variety of factories, plants, mills and stores. Some of these buildings are still standing today and are unique in terms of their architecture. The Rotermann Salt Store, which was constructed in 1908 to the plans of Baltic German engineer Ernst Boustedt, has been placed under heritage protection and is currently home to the Estonian Architecture Museum.
Coca Cola Plaza, a multiplex cinema with 11 screens, opened in the Rotermann Quarter in 2001 - the same year that the area was named one of cultural and environmental value.
I'm happy that the old buildings in the city are given a new life. Old houses get new and beautiful. Renovation works, quarter gets better. Architectural masterpiece.
The Rotterman Quarter is still being developed - perfect example of gentrification in progress! Not much open when we visited but I am sure once it is finished there will be lots of shops and cafes...
Walked through this area with a guide, who pointed out the various new buildings made with special style and colour bricks. Trendy shops, cinema and interesting boutiques.