Development of an former industrial area at Zunda channel
Zunda channel area, Riga, Latvia, year 2008

Multifunctional urban territory with high density + space for residents’ recreation and social activities. High quality architectural heritage is preserved in the center of area. In these buildings public functions such as cafes, shops restaurants etc. are located in this way the heritage is easily accessible to everyone and makes unique public space for citizens of Riga. In the crossroads of main pedestrian streets (promenade near channel and pedestrian street through the historical center of the area) the main square is located. In the square two industrial chimneys are preserved and they serve as the areas’ landmark and symbol of site’s identity.

Authors: Didzis Jaunzems, Laura Laudere and Davis Gertnersi