Size/ Renovated buildings 6,500 m²/ New office building 30,500 m²/ Basement parking garage 11,000 m²
Competition/ 2018, Winning proposal
Client/ Modern City
Architect/ Landscape Architect/ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Kimmel Quarter is an 11,500-square-metre area that assumes nearly an entire city block in Riga’s Central District. The design proposal aims to revive the brewery site by transforming it into an office building and hotel with public facilities on the ground floor that will bring new life to the area such as a public gym, child care centre, café, spa, food court and convenience store. It proposes restoring facades and strengthening the inherent spatial qualities while shaping the building volumes in a composition that respects the urban scale of the area. By creating beautiful, inviting courtyards and plazas that connect old and new, the overall design will create a strong urban expression with a timeless, classic appearance that is also uniquely modern.