Attention!

In accordance with Clause 2.3 of the Brief, the Procurement Committee answers the questions as well as provides additional information not later than 6 (six) days before the deadline for the submission of proposals.
The deadline for answering the questions is 29 May.

Please, submit your questions, if you have any, in due time until 24 May, but not later than by 28 May (inclusive).

The Procurement Committee will decide on the possibility of answering the questions submitted after 28 May.

Circus. Architecture

Wednesday, April 11, 18:00 at the Latvian Architects’ Association
on Torņa iela 11
, in Riga, will be held a lecture by Finnish circus expert Petri Heikkilä on the architectural needs of the contemporary circus.

Petri Heikkilä (Finland)
Petri had an important role in converting an old industrial building to the Salpaus Circus Center in Lahti, the project was finished in 2014. A modern circus space can have various uses which all have special needs. Petri’s experience and knowledge might be useful for architects since Riga Circus has recently announced Sketch design competition and others who are interested in circus and architecture.

Lecture will be in English.

More information here.

Site visit

Attention!
Site visit only after previous application!

The site visit of the Sketch design competition
“The renovation of the historic building of the Riga circus and development vision for the territory” ID No.2018/1
will take place at Merķeļa iela 4, Riga, 10 April 2018, at 12:00.

– The interested Participants of the competition should apply for the site visit by sending an e-mail with visitor’s name, surname to rigascirks@metukonkurss.lv no later than by 9 April 2018, till 17:00.
– The site visit will be organized in groups of 15 people.
– Site visit duration ~1h.
– The visit to the site is not mandatory.

Contact person Dace Kalvāne, telephone +371 29480702

Sketch design competition “The renovation of the historic building of the Riga Circus and development vision for the territory”

Sketch design competition
“The renovation of the historic building of the Riga Circus and development vision for the territory”
ID No.2018/1

2 March 2018 till 4 June 2018

The Aim of the Competition – to obtain a high-quality architectural solution, a functionally well-developed and economically justified Sketch Design that meets the requirements set out in the Brief and the Designing Programme for The renovation of the historic building of the Riga Circus and development vision for the territory.

The Competition site and object – The project area of the sketch design competition is located in Riga, at Merķeļa iela 4, and it includes the territory between Merķeļa and Alfrēda Kalniņa Streets (cadastral No. 0100 005 0014) in the area of 3807 m². The study area of the sketch design competition includes the area of the city with the adjacent streets, infrastructure and buildings.

The Subject of the Competition – the construction idea for complex reconstruction and prospective development of the territory of the Riga Circus. The construction idea should include architectural and functional solutions for the renovation and expansion of the Riga Circus as well as master plan development proposals and landscaping solutions for the territory.

The Commissioner of the Competition – SLLC “Rīgas cirks”

To receive a full set of the Competition documents, the Interested Participants of the Competition shall register on the website http://cirks.metukonkurss.lv/ under the section Registration.
A link to the full set of the Competition documents where they can be downloaded will be sent automatically to the Participants of the Competition after the registration.

The time of the site visit – 10 April 2018, at 12 a.m.

The Jury of the Competition– internationally recognized leading specialists from France, Netherlands, Finland and Latvia in the relevant area – architects, urban planners, circus experts; Representatives from the Ministry of Culture, Latvian Architects’ Association, Riga City Construction Board, Riga City Architect’s Office, City Development Department of the Riga City Council, State Cultural Heritage Protection Inspectorate and the Commissioner of the Competition SLLC “Rīgas cirks”.

The total amount of prize money of the Competition: EUR 35 000
• First prize winner – EUR 15 000
• Second prize winner – EUR 10 000
• Third prize winner – EUR 7 000
• Three incentive awards each in the amount of 1 000