Giving back to society
KAPITEL has been a successful business venture. We don’t take our accomplishments for granted, and we’re glad to share our successes with society. We’ve picked four areas to support.
We value culture. We restored an historical monument, a lovely 19th century wooden manor in Laulasmaa, opening Kõltsu Manor to the public for guided tours and concerts.
Urban environments are changing faster and faster. As a real estate company, we want to participate in the discussion on planning the future of communities and neighbourhoods and help articulate better practices, knowledge and recommendations that planners and developers can use in their work. We’re supporting the Unfinished City research project, which analyses Tallinn’s urban planning visions and future architectural development scenarios. The three-year project is led by the Faculty of Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Specialists from outside the Academy are also collaborating with the faculty members, researchers and PhD students. In addition, the city of Tallinn is a partner. Estonian Minister of Culture recognised Kapitel with 2017 Culture Friend of the Year award for supporting the project “Unfinished City”. More information available on Estonian Academy of Arts webpage.
In addition to the business environment, we want to help the public urban space to develop, and we have contributed to make Tallinn’s Old Town attractive to Tallinners and our visitors. We invest into establishing floodlighting for the walls and towers of Tallinn’s Old Town. As part of the project, over 40 features in the medieval centre will get modern external lighting, including Toompea Castle, Fat Margaret tower, Patkuli Stairs, Kiek in de Kök and Tall Hermann. In addition to that we have installed a group of bronze sculptures of monks in the Danish King’s garden and the Black Nights Film Festival Culture Wolf bronze sculpture in front of Nordic Hotel Forum.
Exercise and sports help keep people healthy, and elite athletes have always been a source of inspiration for non-professional sportspeople. Since 2015, we have been a gold sponsor of the Estonian Tennis Association, supporting the development of talented players on the youth team. Since 2017, we have been supporting skiing team Team Haanja, which is made up of most of Estonian professional skiers.
We also support charity efforts. In 2016, we supported the SOS Children’s Village, which offers a sense of security and home to children deprived of parental care. We supported the building of a new home in the city of Kohtla-Järve, where children could move into a surrogate family environment.