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Upesciems Development

Upesciems Development Vision

Location: Upesciems, Garkalne District
Client: District Council of Garkalne
Size: 14 ha
Year: 2013
Status: Competition | 2nd prize
Partners: ALPS

Team: Pēteris Bajārs, Leonards Kalniņš, Marc Geldof, Ilze Rukšāne, Helēna Gūtmane, Ieva Dimante


Upesciems is a small village on the outskirts of Riga. Currently it is a chaotic bunch of the development from different times. The center of the village is divided by 2 major roads. To divert traffic and recreate safe place for a living was our aim number one. Find a place for a new secondary school and kindergarten, to improve use of existing stadium utilities were important as well. The result - green living - friendly eco village with a high density full of green areas for recreation.