Riga Multimodal Terminal
Location: Prāgas iela 1, Rīga
Client: Riga International Bus Terminal
Size: 31 000 m2 Extension and Refurbishment
Status: Competition | Honorable Mention
Team: Pēteris Bajārs, Līga Vanaga, Ieva Lūse, Sabīne Vecvagare, Jekaterina Smirnova, Toms Loris, Ausma Ķibilde, Roberts Sekste, Ilze Rukšāne, Helēna Gūtmane, Marc Geldof, Krišs Smildzers
Despite the simplified task to enlarge commercial area of the bus terminal, we aimed to solve the major city planning problems - reopen access to the waterfront, eliminate the chaos of the existing traffic network, create new connections between Old City and Market area. With a respect to Georgs Minc's modernistic icon - the central building of bus terminal - all new additions are seperated visually, but connected functionally - the underground car park with the shopping gallery, new landmark - light rail building and the brand new multimodal terminal in a place of existing railway bulwark.