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Historically the Gypsum factory was owned by German merchant Bëhm. The factory is an example of brick architecture in Riga in the end of the 19th century with splendid brick details and textures, interesting wooden constructions, characteristic window rhythm and division. Location of the factory on the bank of river Daugava can be explained by the convenient access to water for transporting raw materials and products. A gypsum washing pit had remained in the middle of the courtyard and now the spot is marked with a cast iron water pump. The factory operated until the Second World War. During the Soviet times the buildings contained laundry facilities for the armed forces. More…

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Conversion of industrial ensemble into residential complex with a restaurant and a yacht pier

Riga, Ķīpsala, Balasta dambis 70

Architects: Zaiga Gaile, Liene Griezīte, Iveta Cibule,

Ģirts Kalinkēvičs, Ingmārs Atavs, Andra Šmite

Participated: Gints Lūsis-Grīnbergs, Gints Vaivars

Renovator: Māris Līdaka

Water pump: sculptor Gļebs Panteļejevs

Client: “Māris Gailis un kolēģi”

Project: 2000 - 2004

Construction: 2002 - 2004

General contractor: “Re-Re”