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Saturday, 28.03.2015, 18:00
The new Latvian National Library building has been named the best public facility in Latvia in 2014 by the Latvian Builders Association, as the association's representative Aija Zule told LETA.
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The winners of the architecture competition organized by web-based architecture marketplace Katus.eu for prefabricated wooden houses were revealed this week in Tallinn, Estonia. The winning design for the Stavanger development site in Norway came from Estonian architecture firm ARS Projekt (Rasmus Tamme, Reio Raudsepp, Rene Safin, Evelin Eelmaa, Joonas Saan, Kristjan Männigo, Kristina Oolu, Karolin Kõll) and the winning design for the Ülenurme site near Tartu, Estonia came from the Lithuanian firm Paleka Archstudija (Rolandas Palekas, Dalia Zakaite, Mantas Skirmantas).
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that compared to January, construction cost level in Latvia in February 2015 grew by 0.1%. Prices of building materials increased by 0.1%, while labour remuneration of workers, as well as maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment did not change significantly.
Last week in Gdansk (Poland), the director of the company Rail Baltica Statyba Dainius Budrys received the Baltic Trendsetters Club Certificate granted for creativity, perseverance and exceptional and courageous projects on the transport market. The certificate acknowledged the company's contribution to setting up a joint venture of the three Baltic States – RB Rail, reported BC Lithuania's Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The total turnover of 18 members of the Latvian Association of Building Material Producers reached EUR 551.65 million in 2014, reports LETA, according to the association's information.
Opened in June 2014, the Latvian National Library can now count the first hole in its roof, the daily Diena reported Wednesday, cites LETA.
The Estonian Highways Board will start as early as in 2015 the building third lanes enabling faster cars to pass in the Tallinn-Pärnu highway; in a few years' time, the highway between Põltsamaa and Tartu will also have 2+1 sections, LETA/Postimees Online reports.