High-Rise in Ķīpsala
 

Location: Balasta Dambis 90, Rīga
Client: Ķīpsalas Spice
Size: 5 100 m2
Year: 2015
Status: Competition | Winning proposal
Team: Pēteris Bajārs, Elīza Anete Kaužēna, Marta Kulitāne, Ausma Ķibilde, Roberts Sekste, Sabīne Vecvagare

 

Location - the far north end of Ķīpsala Island - is almost unvisible standing on the other shore of Daugava River. Zunds Channel mouth and Roņu mere blends with the chimneys of soviet era factories of Zunds and Podrags. That's why the vertical accent is needed to mark the gate to Riga - slender and gracile - like the lighthouse. Symbol which marks the changes for historical island.

The nearby wooden houses of Ķīpsala Island served as the inspiration for the project. Like the small houses of the Island creates small clusters, our designed appartments stick to central communication shaft of the high-rise. The industrial heritage of the site dictates the choice of the materials - black pigmented concrete and black Fibre C panels. The boat architecture inspired spacios wooden decks in the architecture of the house.

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