DUO is more than just an apartment building or a place to stay. It is a complete living environment, where all amenities are brought directly to the residents’ homes. In addition to unique apartments, two-level lofts and luxurious common areas, DUO has an in-house cinema, a 24/7 gym, a leisure room, and unique cafés. DUO Lofts are located in the Old Town of Tartu on the corner of the beloved Rüütli Street and Lai Street. The many sights and beloved places of the green university town are only a short walk away.
Whether it is a workday or a day off – a pleasant walk or a short bike ride will quickly get you wherever you want from DUO!
The most visited buildings of the University of Tartu are both located only a few hundred meters from DUO. You can walk along the romantic Jaani Street, past the magnificent St. John’s Church, to the main building. However, an even more exciting journey, past the Botanical Garden and over the Freedom Bridge, will lead you to the modern Delta Science Centre! Tartu Town Hall, Emajõgi, St. John’s Church and the Botanical Gardens are so close that you can even see them from the loft window.
The houses of Lai Street 29 were built during the first Republic of Estonia in 1937. A telephone exchange, from where telegrams and congratulations could be sent out, was built on this sweet plot. With the development of technology, the people of Tartu were able to make long distance calls here.
Due to the popularity of the service, it was usual to meet a friend or an acquaintance in the waiting room, and later get a cup of coffee together on the neighbouring Rüütli Street.
During the restoration, the building’s former splendour was preserved in the form of high ceilings, magnificent staircase lobby, and historical details. Together with the KAOS architectural firm, the building received a luxurious renovations and beautiful common areas.
Two excellent cafes have chosen DUO as their home. In the Saiapalee Tüümian (Thyme) you will find handmade sour bread, pastries, tempting macrons, buns, and cakes. Behind Thyme is Getter Madisson, the author of the Thyme Out food blog and the beloved Instagram account @thyme0ut.
The beloved Ralf Cafe is opening their second trendy cafe in DUO. The star dishes of Ralf Cafe are delicious salads in wonderful combinations. In addition, you will find superb wraps, exhilarating smoothies, delicious coffee, and healthy desserts! The selection is varied, healthy and nutritious – 1000 reasons to stop by!