"This is the only competition entry that offers a broader vision, not only of a simple urban environment with one main street, but also of a whole range of well-thought-out public spaces throughout the territory. The proposal emphasizes the expressive, dynamic scope of the first stage of the design and the detailing of the spatial aspects of architecture in general. The architecture of the buildings reflects their new identity and multifunctionality.

The proposal offers a well-planned and balanced urban environment for new businesses. The design offer not only simply meets the need for new office space, but also offers to create a quality work environment that is available around the clock. The authors of this project have managed to create a balanced layout of new buildings and create a diverse urban environment, which is usually not easy to implement within a single development project. Diversity and architectural expressiveness are the key words of this project in terms of volume and public outdoor space.

The building proposal has the potential to create a socially responsible and spatially diverse urban environment. The saturated fabric of the city could spatially and socially become one of the most attractive and fascinating parts of Riga."

And then... "Increased quality ambitions pose a risk to project implementation. […] The authors make it clear that they want almost no cars in public spaces, but this is not a good solution for drivers, who are likely to make up the majority of potential users."

It's sad to see that the quality is a risk and the car is the king. But we will continue to do that we believe in. Build cities for people, create an environment that will attract citizens, and repair the planning mistakes of previous generations. See you at the next competition!
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This is the only competition entry that offers a broader vision, not only of a simple urban environment with one main street, but also of a whole range of well-thought-out public spaces throughout the territory. The proposal emphasizes the expressive, dynamic scope of the first stage of the design and the detailing of the spatial aspects of architecture in general. The architecture of the buildings reflects their new identity and multifunctionality.

The proposal offers a well-planned and balanced urban environment for new businesses. The design offer not only simply meets the need for new office space, but also offers to create a quality work environment that is available around the clock. The authors of this project have managed to create a balanced layout of new buildings and create a diverse urban environment, which is usually not easy to implement within a single development project. Diversity and architectural expressiveness are the key words of this project in terms of volume and public outdoor space.

The building proposal has the potential to create a socially responsible and spatially diverse urban environment. The saturated fabric of the city could spatially and socially become one of the most attractive and fascinating parts of Riga.

And then... Increased quality ambitions pose a risk to project implementation. […] The authors make it clear that they want almost no cars in public spaces, but this is not a good solution for drivers, who are likely to make up the majority of potential users.

Its sad to see that the quality is a risk and the car is the king. But we will continue to do that we believe in. Build cities for people, create an environment that will attract citizens, and repair the planning mistakes of previous generations. See you at the next competition!

Юрий Матюшенков, Elīna Zālīte and 23 others like this

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Ingurds LazdiņšOhooo.. Teicams projektiņš! Eiropeiska tāda vide veidotos. Pareizi uzrakstīji - ar domu par iedzīvotājiem. Tornītis arī asprātīgs 👍 Sākumā 2x skatījos, vai neesmu ko pārpratis, un nav kur citur vai no citurienes - ne Rīgai 😆😆 Bet tad, saki, nebūs arī Rīgai?! Rīga, viņa, tāda Rīga.. ...

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Aleksei VinogradskyKaut kā visas ēkas līdzīgas 🤔 un līdzīgas visām jaunajām ēkām Vecrīgā.

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Natalija StanevicaКрасивый проект

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Viktorija ArestovaŽēl, ka neuzvarējāt 😑

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Rethink, reuse, recycle is the motto of today's people. Thinking about the world, thinking about values, thinking about the future, and using what you already have, not reaching your hand for the new, trying to recycle as gently as possible. Thinking about what's going to be after you. What will come next? We do it every day, we want others to do it, as well.

The state has decided to demolish a functioning well-established building to give room for its ambitions to satisfy its egos. Knowing how “smooth” it has been with other state national intentions, there is a reasonable risk that, in the concert-hall saga, our only benefit will be an empty building pit and mountains of concrete ruins. Another emptiness.

But the architecture of emptiness is all around us right now. Empty buildings, empty meadows, empty squares, empty windows, empty streets. Of the 417 buildings and 3890 plots managed by the State, 17% were found to be unusable, illiquid, or in a decayed state. There are 46 state-owned slums in Riga alone, as a sign of the country's indomitability and inability to target its ambitions. At the same time, the country is ready to build a new dream castle. It doesn't want history, it doesn't love the existing, it demands a new one!

With the exhibition RED ROOM / ARCHITECTURE OF EMPTINESS, our team of architects called for a look at adorable, unique, but forgotten buildings. They long for someone to breathe life into them. For someone who sees the beauty of it all.

Each of the spaces has both great plans and broad visions of the future. And there has always been a culture next to it. Above all, modern art, modern theater, modern dance. Isn't it time for our country to become modern? To see that not the monuments remain in the memory of history, but a well-done job. Modern approach, modern administration, modern perspective.
We started our call with a motto - rethink, reuse, recycle. We need everyone to rethink. Let our country rethink. Re-think. Think!

RED ROOM / ARCHITECTURE OF EMPTINESS:
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Rethink, reuse, recycle is the motto of todays people. Thinking about the world, thinking about values, thinking about the future, and using what you already have, not reaching your hand for the new, trying to recycle as gently as possible. Thinking about whats going to be after you. What will come next? We do it every day, we want others to do it, as well.

The state has decided to demolish a functioning well-established building to give room for its ambitions to satisfy its egos. Knowing how “smooth” it has been with other state national intentions, there is a reasonable risk that, in the concert-hall saga, our only benefit will be an empty building pit and mountains of concrete ruins. Another emptiness.

But the architecture of emptiness is all around us right now. Empty buildings, empty meadows, empty squares, empty windows, empty streets. Of the 417 buildings and 3890 plots managed by the State, 17% were found to be unusable, illiquid, or in a decayed state. There are 46 state-owned slums in Riga alone, as a sign of the countrys indomitability and inability to target its ambitions. At the same time, the country is ready to build a new dream castle. It doesnt want history, it doesnt love the existing, it demands a new one!

With the exhibition RED ROOM / ARCHITECTURE OF EMPTINESS, our team of architects called for a look at adorable, unique, but forgotten buildings. They long for someone to breathe life into them. For someone who sees the beauty of it all.

Each of the spaces has both great plans and broad visions of the future. And there has always been a culture next to it. Above all, modern art, modern theater, modern dance. Isnt it time for our country to become modern? To see that not the monuments remain in the memory of history, but a well-done job. Modern approach, modern administration, modern perspective.
We started our call with a motto - rethink, reuse, recycle. We need everyone to rethink. Let our country rethink. Re-think. Think!

RED ROOM / ARCHITECTURE OF EMPTINESS:
https://youtu.be/4APbzFsz1AY

Concept: OUTOFBOX Architecture
Video: Elizabete Ronija Dreimane
Music: +K+M+B

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Aizvadīa pirmā SEGD Riga Chapter Dizaina pastaiga. Vēlamiers teikt paldies visiem dalībniekiem, kas īpaši gatavojās un bija atvērti dalīties savos stāstos, pieredzē, vīzijā ar citiem. P...

We were happy to be a part of this event and talk about our thoughts and ideas! We always believed in stepping out of the bubble and meeting new people to spread the word about good design. Cant wait till 2021. We will be back with more good projects!

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Mūkusalas Biznesa Centrs šonedēļ piedalījās SEGD Riga Chapter organizētājā Dizaina pastaigā, kas sniedza interesantu iespēju doties pa Rīgas vietām, kur katra no tām uzrunā ar kādu di...

Vēl tikai dažas brīvas vietas palikušas, lai tiktos stāstos par Mūkusalas kvartālu. Mums, OUTOFBOX, tas ir ceļojums jau 12 gadu garumā. Tiekamies jau pavisam drīz! ... See MoreSee Less

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New waterfront with the density of historical center, a place for people - diverse, human-orientated, mixed-use, car-free space - this is our proposal for Krasta City.
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New waterfront with the density of historical center, a place for people - diverse, human-orientated, mixed-use, car-free space - this is our proposal for Krasta City.

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Viktorija ArestovaDaudz labāk par tiem stikla monstriem, kuri uzvarēja ♥️🙄

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🌆Arhitektūras mākslas izstāde Rīgā! 🌎22.09.2020. Elizabetes ielā 2, MAD Arhitektūras Telpa sadarbībā ar OUTOFBOX Architecture notika izstādes atklāšana. Arhitektu komanda aicina a...

OUTOFBOX Architecture is proud to be a part of THE DESIGN WALK. On October 1st 22 spots in Riga will bring you an opportunity to see, to learn, to discuss. You can catch us at two of them. At our office, we will talk about the ways how to make a better city, but an hour later - at Mūkusalas Biznesa Centrs we will talk about creating a better working environment - OUTOFBOX has been working in Mūkusala on different projects for more than 12 years. We have a lot to say. Grab your seat in advance - the number of tickets is very limited ... See MoreSee Less

The building on Elizabetes Street (1974 - ) has preserved the intact values created almost half a century ago. It is like a journey through time, as opposed to all those lost modernist buildings that have been overtaken by mismanagement. It is significant evidence of time and we have this rare opportunity to try to preserve it.

Just like the pictures of manors that have lost their original essence or even no longer exist will never give you the sense of antiquity what a touch of a lime wall can give, they will not take your breath away when you see pristine tiled stoves or when you lift your eyes to luxurious ceiling decorations. Neither 3D scanning and archive documentation nor even the most detailed photo fixation will be able to compensate for the experience of the real presence.

We, OUTOFBOX, have always believed in AUTHENTICITY and ORIGINALITY, and we stand for the preservation of these values.
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Kultūras ministrs Nauris Puntulis vairākkārt diskusijās uzsvēris, ka Elizabetes iela 2 ir teju vienīgais risinājums koncertzāles novietnei un, ja nebūvējam šeit, tad nebūvēsim vispār. Be...

OUTOFBOX presents - 7 scenarios for National Concert Hall

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Pēdējās dienas kopā ar OUTOFBOX Architecture kolēģiem un domubiedriem esam darījuši visu, lai pievērstu sabiedrības uzmanību sasteigtiem un kļūdainiem lēmumiem, kas rada draudus demokrā...