Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Contemporary Art Museum in Riga, Latvia

image Office of Metropolitan Architecture.

The OMA team, led by Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf has finished the design for the Latvian Contemporary Art Museum in Riga. Local cooperator is "Jaunr?gas att?st?bas uz??mums" Ltd. The project is one of the first examples of public and private partnerships in Latvia.

OMA has developed the complete concept for re-appropriation of the old TEC-1 building in Andrejsala, location of the former electricity center, and Riga's artsy enclave. Within the territory of almost 40 hectares public and residential space is combined.

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