Arkna Eco-Park is a redeveloped 671 Ha, self-reliant farm and high-quality tourist destination in Rakvere, Estonia. Built on an historical site dating back to 1527, the park includes a Polydome sustainable agriculture system and a range of other interesting features. Working in partnership with Arkna Eco-Park, we helped build a complete, integrated facility that would be able to sustain itself into the future. To complement the latest closed-loop food production facilities, is a carefully designed and innovative set of marketing strategies, design guidelines, and events schedules.

The Arkna Eco-Park provides an exemplary self-reliant living environment, producing diverse food for the surrounding region. The park includes a beautiful restored manor, built in 1879, and surrounded by lush gardens. The facilities house a restaurant, hotels, a dairy farm, a cheese factory, a luxury spa, herb gardens camping and many other cultural activities.

  • Arkna Eco-Park is an impressive example of innovation and cultural heritage in Estonia. This kind of collaboration between modern and historic, useful and beautiful, will definitely be on of the best in Europe.

    Marko Torm

    Head of Lääne-Viru County

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The Masterplan

As an official Arkna Eco-Park sponsor, we’ve provided a comprehensive Masterplan that includes:

  • Market, spatial, and long term sustainability strategy
  • Closed-loop wastes system, covering water, electricity, heating, agriculture, and waste.
  • Planning, landscape, and routing 
  • Design, including architecture, clothing guidelines, landscape and product labeling
  • Branding - including the Arkna identity,  brochures, media strategies and events
  • Business development and continuation

The Eco-Park

Arkna Eco-Park in Estonia is in a 16th-century village, centered around a restored manor that encompasses a sustainable farm, wellness center, and a thriving community. Located within 100 km of Tallinn, Arkna’s open spaces  alternating and lush woodlands provide a place where mind, body and soul is regenerated and inspired to promote a healthy lifestyle.

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Visitors can try their hands at at a variety of skills through workshops to experience the beauty of this self-reliant living park. The natural settings, herb gardens and waterways offer peace and quiet.

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Housing in the village restores existing social housing typology buildings into beautifully integrated residences.

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A special addition is an EU supported Polydome polyculture greenhouse. A unique production system for fresh produce and the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

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Arkna Identity

We developed the Arkna Identity, along with guidelines for product labeling, clothing, and building design.

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A self sufficient park

The Masterplan provides for a self sufficient park in about 5-10 years time, which is made possible through an integrated park metabolism, utilizing closed-loop resource cycles where possible. 

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Above is an example of one of many system maps created to develop the strategy for the park. 

Arkna has been in operation since 2015. To book a visit, please contact the team on the Arkna website.

July 27, 2016

Project team

  • Tom Bosschaert

    Director

  • Luca Gennari

    Environmental Engineering Consultant

  • Albertien Perdok

    Ecosystem Designer
    Except Integrated Sustainability

  • Libera Amenta

    Urban Planner, Metabolism & Circularity
    Except Integrated Sustainability

  • Marta Suanzes

    Architect
    Except Integrated Sustainability

  • Nele Rogenbaum

    Sustainable Tourism Developer and Project Manager
    Except Integrated Sustainability

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