Posts tagged as design

Architectural history: Riga School of Design and Art 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Riga School of Design and Art is where Riga’s visual future is born. Here, artists who will go on to create the aesthetics that surround us are developing their skills. But the building which creates the future has itself been shaped by a vivid past. The story of Riga School of Design and Art is told below by the woman behind its restoration project, architect Zaiga Gaile. A school for Russian boys…

Plan for modern art museum resurfaces as patrons want to give design to state

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

There are new developments in the plan to build the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art. The project, started in 2014 as a private initiative by patrons Boris and Inara Teterev and the ABLV Bank fund, was halted after the bank folded in the wake of a damning U.S. Treasury report in 2018. Nevertheless, €4m have been invested in the project thus far, and the project by British architect and artist David Adjaye is…

Estonian design companies given opportunity to introduce themselves in Japan

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

With the support of the creative industries’ development measure, 23 Estonian design companies have been given the opportunity to showcase themselves in Japan. First, the companies will take part in the Interior Lifestyle Living fair to be held in Tokyo from Wednesday to Friday, the Estonian Ministry of Culture told BNS. However, events showcasing Estonian design and lifestyle will be held in Yokohama this weekend. Additionally, the Estonian Design House will be…

Spanish design wins competition for Vilnius’ Concert Hall

Monday, September 23, 2019

Arquivio Architects from Spain were chosen from around 250 architectural firms to build the National Concert Hall in Vilnius on Tauras Hill, according to a press release. The design incorporates several structures on Tauras Hill interconnected by an open ground floor, creating a “green corridor”, and setting up a large and a small concert halls in the building. “The idea for a ‘Home of a Nation’, envisioned by [Lithuanian] state…

Parnu announces second procurement for bridge design

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Parnu city government has for the second time announced a procurement for the design of the city center bridge as the previous procurement did succeed due to all tenders exceeding the presumed value of the contract. The design criteria of the procurement lay down the reconstruction of the structures of the bridge and the expansion of traffic lanes, pedestrian walkways and non-motorized traffic routes. As part of the design…