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7 July 2023
BAUA membership withdrawal from International Union of Architects News
Based on the decision of the Council of the Estonian Association of Architects dated 12.01.2023, the decision of the Council of the Latvian Association of Architects dated 02.02.2023, and the decision of the General Assembly of the Lithuanian Association of Architects dated 27.04.2023, the Baltic Architects Unions Association (BAUA) announced its withdrawal from the International Union of Architects (UIA) yesterday, on the 6th of July during the UIA General Assembly in Copenhagen:
BAUA membership withdrawal from UIA

6 Sep 2022
Exposition Lab City, Science center VIZIUM, Ventspils, northwestern Latvia
Concept and design: DJA
Exposition Lab City at Science center VIZIUM, Ventspils, Latvia
photos by Baiba Berzina, Eriks Bozis
Exposition Lab City, Science center VIZIUM
Science center’s VIZIUM exposition Lab City is made as a combination of science and contemporary design with its own strong identity. White space creates associations with the laboratory or spacecraft of the future and is an equally attractive environment for discovering the magic of science for both children and adults.

3 Aug 2021
House of the Flying Trees (HOFT), Strēlnieku iela 5, Riga
Architects: Open AD architecture bureau
House of the Flying Trees Riga apartments
photo : Klavs Loris
House of the Flying Trees
HOFT combines a respect for Riga’s built heritage with an appreciation for contemporary architecture, and a wish to bring more nature back to the city. The seven-storey apartment complex in the historical centre of Riga comprises a 20th century Art Nouveau building with a new volume.

30 Oct 2019
City Oasis, Riga
Architects: Arplan
City Oasis Riga
image : Renderings, Yellow Stuudio
City Oasis, Riga
Arplan, a Riga-based architectural firm offering architectural and project management services, has completed City Oasis, a new urbanistic residential area in Riga, Latvia. The remarkable development borders Riga’s city center.

6 Oct 2019
Hanzas Spire Tower in Riga
Architects: AI Studio and DoStudio
Hanzas Spire Tower Riga Latvian Architecture News
image : Photoreal3D
Hanzas Spire Tower in Riga
The 18,000 sqm mixed-use development will occupy a triangular site next to Skonto football stadium, just outside the Old Town of Riga (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and adjacent to historic Riga Fire Station. The design will feature class A office spaces, ground floor retail opportunities and a rooftop restaurant, in addition to creating a public area in front of the building.

6 May 2019
Abas Malas, Riga
Design: Didzis Jaunzems Architecture
Both Sides in Arena Riga Latvian Architecture News
photography : Uldis Lapiņš
Both Sides in Arena Riga

11 Nov 2018
Pavilion Uguns in Nature park Numernes Valnis
Design: Didzis Jaunzems Architecture (DJA)
Pavilion Uguns in Nature Park Numernes Valnis
photography : Eriks Bozis
Pavilion Uguns in Nature park Numernes Valnis
Pavilion Uguns is designed as a place for meditation and conversation.

22 Mar 2018
Kimmel Quarter, Riga
Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Kimmel Quarter in Riga - Latvian Architecture News
image from architecture office
Kimmel Quarter Buildings
SHL’s competition-winning proposal aimed to revive the brewery site by transforming it into an office building and hotel with public facilities on the ground floor that will bring new life to the area such as a public gym, childcare centre, café, spa, food court and convenience store. By creating beautiful, inviting courtyards and plazas that connect old and new, the overall design will create a strong urban expression with a timeless, classic appearance that is also uniquely contemporary.

30 Jul 2017
Pavilion of Nature Concert Hall 2017, Dviete and Burtnieki floodplains
Design: Didzis Jaunzems Arhitektūra
Pavilion of Nature Concert Hall 2017
photography : Maris Lapins, Eriks Bozis, Marika Latsone
Pavilion of Nature Concert Hall 2017 in Latvia
This building is designed as an art object that unifies architecture, music, science, video and light installation.

5 Jan 2017
Thermal Bath, Liepāja
Design: Steven Christensen Architecture
Thermal Bath in Liepaja - Latvia Architecture News
image from architect office
Thermal Bath in Liepāja
Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California has been named a winner in the 2016 AAP American Architecture Prize for Recreational Architecture, which recognizes the most outstanding architecture worldwide.

1 Aug 2013
Holiday Home Lapinas, Kaltene
Design: Architect Brigita Bula
Holiday Home Lapinas Latvia
photo : Maris Lapins
Holiday Home Lapinas
The holiday home Lapinas in Kaltene village is a conversion of an old fisherman’s court where the old stone building was enclosed in a new glass structure to make an open living area. Remains of the old wooden hut were demolished to make space for a new extension containing three bedrooms and two bathrooms overlooking the sea.

19 Sep 2016
The Dune House, Pape
The Dune House in Pape
photograph : Juozas Kamenskas
The Dune House
The house is situated in the dunes of the Baltic Sea. A sharp linear thatched structure is elegantly intersecting and engaging with curvy lines of it‘s surroundings. The main facade material – straws – was inspired by a traditional building method in the area.

11 Jul 2016
Nature Concert Hall in Latvia
Design: Didzis Jaunzems Arhitektūra
Nature Concert Hall
photograph : Uldis Lapins
Nature Concert Hall in Latvia
Nature Concert Hall 2016 is designed as an art installation made from 10 000 paper bats. Levitating cloud with gradient density over the musicians serves also as a screen for video and light projections. To achieve maximum lightness and levitation effect art installation is suspended in 3 paired electricity columns far away each from another.

16 Jun 2016
Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Design Competition Winner, Riga
Design: Adjaye Associates + AB3D
Museum of Contemporary Art Winners
image © MRC/Adjaye Associates (UK) and AB3D
Museum of Contemporary Art in Latvia
The Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation (LMoCAF) announced today (16.06.16) that the competition jury has selected Adjaye Associates – working with the Latvian team AB3D – as the winner of the invited international competition to design a new contemporary art museum for the centre of Riga.

2 Jul 2015
Galinciems Library, Ventspils
Design: GAISS, architects
Galinciems Library in Ventspils building Latvian Architecture News
image from architects studio
Galinciems Library in Ventspils
The suburban area of Galinciems is lacking a space dedicated to the community, therefore the municipality of Ventspils is planning to construct a new library building that could serve this function.

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