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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition for Redevelopment of Riga Historic Quarter

Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won an international competition for the redevelopment of Kimmel Quarter, a historic district in the heart of the Latvian capital of Riga. The 19th century Kimmel Brewery complex, now mostly abandoned, will be transformed into a mixed-use center featuring a new office building, hotel, and an array of public facilities. Schmidt Hammer Lassen was one of eleven participants, with firms such as Henning Larsen and Zaha Hadid invited to the open competition.

The office building was inspired by the arches of the historic brewery. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won an international competition for the redevelopment of Kimmel Quarter, a historic district in the heart of the Latvian capital of Riga. The 19th century Kimmel Brewery complex, now mostly abandoned, will be transformed into a mixed-use center featuring a new office building, hotel, and an array of public facilities. Schmidt Hammer Lassen was one of eleven participants, with firms such as Henning Larsen and Zaha Hadid invited to the open competition.The winning proposal for the 120,000-square-foot (11,500-square-meter) district manifests as a vibrant, public-orientated program, including a gym, child care center, café, food court, and spa. A series of courtyards and plazas are laced throughout the scheme, connecting old and new in a ?timeless, classic appearance that is also uniquely contempor...
Source: Archdaily
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