Lasnamäe, which is known primarily as a living area with panel houses, has undergone rapid development over the last couple of decades – including a lot of built infrastructure and public buildings (gyms, etc.) that were not built in the 1970s and 1980s. Tondiraba Ice Rink holds two full-size skating rinks and a multifunctional main arena that can be used for basketball, volleyball and other sports, as well as various cultural events, in addition to skating competitions. The external walls of the building are made of reinforced concrete panels and glulam is used for the ceiling constructions. Thousands of different shaped openings in the outer walls are inspired by Lasnamäe and the windows of the surrounding apartment buildings. In the Tondiraba ice rink project, Kadarik Tüür Architects managed to show that pragmatic but playful modern architecture can successfully enliven the existing monotonous urban environment.