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6 May 2019
Abas Malas, Riga
Design: Didzis Jaunzems Architecture
Both Sides in Arena Riga
photograph : Uldis Lapiņš
Both Sides in Arena Riga
Multimedia dance performance Both Sides (Abas Malas) is created as the culmination event of the Latvia’s centenary.

14 Nov 2018
Pavilion Uguns in Nature park Numernes Valnis
Pavilion Uguns in Nature park Numernes Valnis

6 Jun 2016
Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Competition – Architects Shortlist
Latvia Museum of Contemporary Art Architecture Competition Concept by Caruso St John Architects and Arhitektu birojs Jaunromāns un Ābele
image courtesy of architects
Latvia Museum of Contemporary Art Design Competition
An online gallery showcasing the seven shortlisted design concepts for the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Design Competition was launched today (June 6, 2016) by the architecture competition’s organisers, Malcolm Reading Consultants, in association with the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art. Images and design boards for the proposals for this new national museum in Riga, Latvia, are now available to view digitally at the competition’s online site.

25 Sep 2015
Scenography of Music Dance and Adventure in Riga, Latvian National Opera, Riga
Design: architecture office DJA
Music Dance and Adventure
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Music Dance and Adventure in Riga
Dance performance „Music, Dance, Adventure!” is a new understanding of contemporary scenography. Scenography is not anymore seen as a stage decoration but rather as a tool for creation of various spatial situations. The stage space of the opera 10m X 10m X 10m has been divided into the smallest basic elements.

3 Mar 2014
View terrace and Pavilion
Design: Didzis Jaunzems
View Terrace and Pavilion 1
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Air View Terrace and Pavilion in Latvia
This architectural intervention is located in memorial park “The Garden of Destiny”, the area of Consolation which is the first zone of Future according to overall project of the island. The Garden of destiny is memorial place for all souls that have been lost to Latvia in last century and it will be completed as a gift to country on its 100th birthday in year 2018.

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

13 Aug 2012
Žanis Lipke Memorial Museum
Design: ZAIGAS GAILES BIROJS, architects
Žanis Lipke Memorial Museum Latvia
photograph : Ansis Starks
Zanis Lipke Memorial Museum
More than 60,000 Jews were murdered in this country’s concentration camps in the Second World War. The most prominent Latvian saviors of Jews were Mr. Žanis and Mrs. Lipke – a poor working class couple who hid more than 50 Jews in a 3×3 m bunker built under the woodshed in their garden. In 1977, Žanis and Johanna received the medal “To the Righteous Among the Nations” from the Yad Vashem organisation for their accomplishment.

14 Nov 2011
Hotel `Liesma´ International Architectural Competition, Jurmala
1st Prize – Trindade Joao:
Latvia Architecture Competition
image from organiser
Hotel Liesma Architectural Competition
The architectural design competition for a site in Jurmala received 107 submissions. It was an open international design ideas competition to find the best design solution for a music-themed upscale hotel in Jūrmala, Latvia. The city is located on the coast of the Baltic Sea and known for its musical heritage.

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Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, Riga, central Latvia
Design: Rem Koolhaas Architect / OMA
Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art

Villa Pinia, Jurmala
Ark-house Architects
Villa Pinia

Latvian Architecture Competition Entry, Jurmala
Gareth Hoskins Architects
Latvian Architecture Competition

Riga Urban Centre
Fletcher Priest
Riga Masterplan : Design Competition win

airBaltic Terminal Design Competition, Riga
AirBaltic New Terminal

Air Baltic Terminal

Latvian Architecture Competition

Russian Architecture

The Republic of Latvia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is one of the three Baltic states.

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