Radical yet sensible interventions

The former warehouse building, which dates back to the very end of the 19th century, is located in the area of a former freight station on the edge of the historic city center of Riga. In its heyday it was an important logistics hub with six railway tracks and about 15 warehouse buildings, but this building is the only one to survive to the present day. It has remained almost untouched, with beautiful brick walls, wooden beams, and many sliding doors and gates. Thanks to the efforts of the owners, architects, and builders the building was saved and transformed to a new event and culture venue. This largest private cultural building in Latvia has become a new benchmark for sophistication and innovation in architectural renovation.

Built end of  19th. cent.| renovation  in 2019
Location: Hanzas Str. 16A, Rīga, Latvia

Architects: Sudraba Arhitektūra | Arch. Reinis Liepiņš

photo: by Reinis Hofmanis | courtesy of architects