RIGA PORT CITY, LATVIA, RIGA, 2009
Redevelopment of the harbour area next to the old city centre

The Riga Port is one of the last remaining dockland areas in Europe to be redeveloped. With effective planning, the relatively late discovery of the potential of this dockland can be turned into a key competitive advantage – an opportunity to avoid the mistakes of predecessors.
The masterplan

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With insights from the combined successes and failures of previous developments as a conceptual foundation, the New Riga Port City could become the ultimate case of informed development. The New Riga Port City is in the unique position of being able to plan its own success.

The masterplan will be developed through a two-phase process:
Phase A lays the foundations for the design by providing the necessary insights into the place Riga Port City will occupy within its city, nation, and region. The knowledge gained during these initial studies will provide the basis for a “conceptual blueprint” from which the eventual physical masterplan will be derived.
During Phase B, this blueprint will be developed into the Riga Port City masterplan and marketing strategy.

FACT SHEET
Project:
Riga Port City

Status:
Design Development

Client:
New Riga development company Ltd

Location:
Harbour area next to old city centre

Budget:
-

Site:
Total site area: Approx. 100 ha; Two main areas: A (40 ha) and B (60 ha); Area A, situated closest to the city centre, will be developed in the coming year; Area B will be developed in the next 3-4 years.

Program:
Residences, offices, leisure entertainment


COLLABORATORS
Technical Engineering:
ARUP: Stuart Smith, Stuart Jordan, Sue Burton, Ian Carradice, Ben Cryan, David Johnston, Eli Konvitz, Jennifer Mannen, Jo Marples, Eduardo Rico, Julian Sutherland, Elaine Trimble, Julian Wells

Landscape Architecture:
Inside Outside: Petra Blaisse, Rosetta Sarah Elkin, Aura Luz Melis

Models:
Vincent de Rijk

Photography:
Frans Parthesius

Renderings:
Artefactory

The detailed plan for Andrejosta was developed with GRUPA 93: Neils Balgalis, Lolita Cace


CREDITS
Masterplan Team:
Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Markus Dettling, Gabriela Bojalil

with

Thibaut Barrault, Marta Bastos, Mathieu de Paepe, Maria Derencova, Marcin Ganczarsky, Daphna Glaubert, Achim Gergen, Benny Ho, Joyce Hsiang, Beth Hughes, Simon de Jong, Keigo Kobayashi, Johannes Kohnle, Jang Hwan Lee, Anne Menke, Martin Murrenhoff, Felix Toennis, Olga Vazquez-Ruano

AMO:
Samir Bantal, Brendan McGentrick

Graphic Concept:
Olga Vazquez-Ruano