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Mazā Balasta street 8 in Ķīpsala is a place where Žanis Lipke saved lives of 57 jews during the World War II hiding them in a pit under a shed. The memorial building is the BLACK SHED – as a symbolical shed in the basement of which the people were hidden and saved. The image of the building is inspired by old fishermen's and sailors' pitch black sheds characteristic to Ķīpsala. The image of the museum ideologically and visually resembles Noah's ark, inverted boat which in the same way can be regarded as a shelter. The territory of the museum is surrounded by a solid black wooden fence. More…

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New building

Riga, Ķīpsala, Mazā Balasta str. 8

Concept: Māris Gailis, Augusts Sukuts, Viktors Jansons

Architects: Zaiga Gaile, Agnese Sirmā, Ingmārs Atavs, Ineta Solzemniece-Saleniece, Zane Dzintara, Dāvis Gasuls

Design: Kristaps Ģelzis

Exhibition: Reinis Suhanovs

Sound: Jēkabs Nīmanis


Commission of Society “Memorial of Žanis Lipke”

Project: 2005 - 2009

Construction: 2008 - 2012