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Latvian architects bureau NRJA wins TabFab Creative Quarter sketch design competition

BC, Riga, 07.12.2018.Print version
The first-prize winner in the sketch design competition “The Architectural Vision for Complete Development of the TabFab Creative Quarter and an invitation to participate in negotiation procedure on development of the construction design and author’s supervision is Latvian architects office NRJA, Culture Minister Dace Melbarde (National Alliance) announced LETA on Friday.

The vision of architects office NRJA (No Rules Just Architecture) about development of TabFab Creative Quarter almost unanimously has been announced the best one by the international jury. The winner of the competition will also receive a monetary prize of EUR 18,000.

The second prize of EUR 14,000 was awarded to the vision of Latvian and British partnership of Alsins Architecture, Kalve Arhitekti, Fabrum, while the third prize of EUR 10,000 will be paid to Buvdizains.

The jury also granted four incentive awards of EUR 2,000 each that will go to Danish company SLETH, Latvian and Danish partnership LAAA – Lauder Architects, Ainavu Projektesanas Darbnica ALPS, A. Abeles Inzenieru Birojs, Acitektura, Danish partnership of Arkitekt MAA, DSA Ark Studio, Jorgen Taxholm & Nils Jeppe Hansen Wuttke & Ringhof Arkitekter BDA MMA, Thomas Ringhof Knud Aarup Kappel, and British company Richard Galey & Partners (Leicester).

In total, 17 sketch design projects were submitted in the competition.

The total prize fund is EUR 50,000, provided by the Danish Culture Ministry with support from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as in collaboration with the Danish Cultural Institute and private Danish foundations.

The TabFab Creative Quarter project provides for the construction of a creative business incubator and workshops, specially adjusted premises for the Latvian Academy of Culture, the Riga Film Museum and the Latvian Museum of Photography, as well as cafes and shops.

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