Red Ice / NRJA

Red ice / nrja
© Gatis Rozenfelds

From the architects: LEDUS (ICE) is NRJA‘s winning proposal for the architecture competition in Riga for the development of an 893 sq. m. urban land plot on 40a Kr. Barona Street.

Red ice / nrja
© Gatis Rozenfelds

The site is located in the territory of a cultural monument of State significance – Riga City historic centre which is part of the protection zone of a UNESCO World Heritage site. The site is on the corner of a block, enclosed by two busy streets.

Red ice / nrja
© Gatis Rozenfelds
Red ice / nrja
© Gatis Rozenfelds

The design process was suspended due to various economic circumstances and was resumed at the end of 2013. To respect the surrounding context, the color scheme of the facade was changed and the amount of glass panes in the facades was reduced. RED ICE emerges.

Red ice / nrja
© Gatis Rozenfelds

RED ICE was initially planned as an apartment building. As a result of multiple modifications it was redesigned as an apartment hotel with a reception and a restaurant on the ground floor and a kitchen and technical premises in the basement.

Project Details:

Location: Riga, Latvia
Total Area: 4574,6 sqm
Architects: NRJA
Constructions: sketch project— IG Kurbads, technical project — Štāls un Šteinbergs
Engineering: sketch project — Plazma Studio, technical prject — IAG projekti
General contractor: LNK Industries
Photographs: Gatis Rozenfelds

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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