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Reconstruction project of the wooden building at Lāčplēša str. 55 (built in the beginning of the 19th century and now housing Riga Design and Art School) was designed in 2002 by initiative of the foundation “Latvia Nostra”. The original idea of the project came from international cultural heritage protection organization “Europa Nostra” which proposed assistance to Riga City in renovation of one wooden building in the city centre and donated for initiation of the project 20 000 EUR. Aim of the international project was to draw public attention to conservation of wooden heritage and to present an example which shows qualities of wooden architecture of Riga and most important – contemporary way of thinking in restoration of old wooden buildings. More…

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Reconstruction of the wooden building

Riga, Lāčplēša str. 55

Architects: Zaiga Gaile, Liene Griezīte, Ingmārs Atavs, 

Ineta Solzemniece-Saleniece, Dāvis Gasuls, Kristīne Riba, Romans Siņicins

Client: Foundation “Latvia Nostra”,

Riga Design and Art School

Project: 2002, 2009 - 2013

Implementation: 2011 - 2013

Construction firm: “Abora” Ltd.

Total area of the house: 897 sq.m