Latviski / English

The theater building should stand out as a cultural institution within the urban structure. At present the former house of the Society of Craftsmen is not different from the surrounding hundred years old apartment buildings. Five-storey housing is featuring eclecticism style from the turn of the century. The theater building does not have proper front area, it is positioned right next to a busy and noisy street. Monotony of the street space is slightly altered by the nearby two-storey wooden building on the corner of Tērbatas street. In comparison the small volume of the wooden building allows the theater building stand out from this side. The theater building is not visible from the opposite side of the block. Reconstruction project proposes to relocate the main entrance of the theater from the street to the courtyard. Therefore the composition of two courtyards with the historically valuable copper mint house in the middle is made into united ensemble. The first is the public courtyard, the second one – for service needs. Courtyards are connected with a tunnel at the end of the factory building. 


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The New Riga Theatre reconstruction project

Riga, Lāčplēša street 25

Author: "Zaigas Gailes birojs un Partneri"

Project supervisor: Zaiga Gaile

Architects:  Ingmārs Atavs,  Dāvis Gasuls, Agnese Sirmā, 

Filips Pitens, Uldis Eglītis, Maija Putniņa- Gaile, 

arch. stud. Sintija Norberte


Chief engineer: Māris Alsiņš

Theatre technology: Theateradvies bv, Louis Janssen

Acoustics: Margriet Lautenbach

Investigation: "Balts un Melns" Ltd., Māris Alsiņš 
Constructions: "Kurbads" Ltd., Normunds Tirāns

Client: State Stock Company “Valsts Nekustamie īpašumi”

October 2014