Urban Design for the New Centre of Riga in Torņakalns, Riga City Council and Public Administrative Complex Competition

Result

On 17 September the Jury of the sketch competition “Urban Design for the New Centre of Riga in Torņakalns, Riga City Council and Public Administrative Complex” made a decision regarding competition results.

The distribution of prizes is the following:
1st prize: Fletcher Priest Architects (Great Britain);
2nd prize: SIA “Uģis Šēnbergs, arhitekts” (Latvia);
3rd prize: SIA “MG Arhitekti” (Latvia);
4th prize: Giencke&Company – Volker Giencke (Austria);
5th prize: SIA “STANDARDSITUATION.Latvija” (Latvia).

The winners of the first three prizes will be invited to the negotiation procedure for conclusion of the agreement on elaboration of construction programme for the New Centre of Riga in Torņakalns.

17 offers have been received for this competition.

Overview

The aim – to create preconditions for optimal development of the Competition Site in Torņakalns, obtaining the urban design of the New Centre of Riga of the 21st century and architectural Sketch for the Riga City Council and the public administrative complex.

Category Competition Result / Project Competition
Type International Urban D./Arch. Project Competition
Genre Urban
Country Latvia, Riga
Registration Deadline 3 Sep 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 3 Sep 2007 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Registered Architects who have at least one completed project of a similar type in the last five years.

Description
Considering the economic growth of the country and increasing inflow of investments in national economy, the further development of Riga as of the central and largest Baltic capital is expected. It is also reflected in the Riga Spatial Plan for 2006-2018 that envisages the expansion of the Riga centre on the left riverbank of the Daugava and creation of several service and business centres. The planned construction intensity requires sustainable, modern and efficient infrastructure development solutions.

Organization
City Development Department of the Riga City Council

Jury
Jānis Birks - Chairman of the Riga City Council
Jānis Dripe - Director of the Riga Municipal Agency "Riga City Architect’s Office"
and others

Prize
First place – LVL 35,000 / Second place – LVL 25,000 / Third place – LVL 10,000 / Fourth place – LVL 5,000 / Fifth place – LVL 5,000
The winners of the first three prizes will be invited to the negotiation procedure in order to conclude the agreement on development of the construction programme for the New Centre of Riga in Torņakalns.

Entry Fee
None

Entries
The proposal submitted by the Competitor should include:
- the Sketch;
- identification of the motto and qualification documents.

Official Website
http://www.rdpad.lv/en/rcnc/