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Hanzas Spire Tower, Riga Redevelopment, Architectural Mixed-Use Complex, Images
Hanzas Spire Tower in Riga
Latvia Mixed-Use Development ? design by AI Studio and DoStudio
6 Oct 2019
Hanzas Spire Tower
Architects: AI Studio and DoStudio
Location: Riga, Latvia

London based architecture practice AI studio has received planning approval forHanzas Spire Tower, a mixed-use tower in Latvian capital Riga, which has been designed in collaboration with local office DoStudio.

The 18,000 square metre mixed-use development will occupy a triangular site next to Skonto football stadium, just outside the Old Town of Riga (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and adjacent to historic Riga Fire Station. The design will feature class A office spaces, ground floor retail opportunities and a rooftop restaurant, in addition to creating a public area in front of the building.
The building?s distinct form was dictated by the triangular shape of the site and the city?s historic skyline; the building?s height will vary from 6 storeys on the side facing the Old Town, to comply with the average city centre building height, extending to 13 storeys towards the taller, modern, part of the city. Inspired by the historic skyline of Riga, the ?spire? concept of the building?s design is a contemporary homage to the famous spires belonging to Riga?s medieval churches.

The project will offer public access throughout; the proposed rooftop restaurant will feature an open terrace overlooking the football pitch and w...
Source: e-architect
URL: https://www.e-architect.co.uk/

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