The new Viesturdārzs quarter development in Riga City Center.
Status: 1st prize in competition in 2017, work on technical project in progress
Developer and investor: SIA MERKS
Place: Rīga, Latvija
Size: 1.54 ha; 29.000 m2 (above ground), 10.000 m2 (underground)
Units: 295 apartments; 4 commercial premises; 249 cars
Team: RUUME arhitekti in collaboration with Ansis Šinke
The new quarter is located in so called Silent Center of Riga which historically is one of the most prestigous areas in Riga. The idea is to create a new spatial quarter with strong identity. There are three seperate land plots each with own inner courtyard that are connected together with public pedestrian walkway. Central square for the community is located on the Northern side of the Quarter and is easily connected from street level. Main charasteristic for the buildings is she unique corner solution that provides the inner courtyards with extra daylight. Most of the apartments are provided with daylight from both sides of building (go-through daylight) and all the apartments have separate balconies or terraces.
1st floor plan
Typical floor plan