November 5 - December 19, celebrating the 90th anniversary of
The Dailes Theatre will be several exhibitions devoted to one of the most
significant and outstanding Latvian Modernist architect Marta Staņa.
Main Exposition: Behind the Curtain.
Architect Marta Staņa
Feminist retrospective on the architecture and architectural criticism of the
Soviet Latvia, 50th - 60th years of the 20th century.
Exposition: Post-war modernist
ideas in the context of contemporary criticism
Satellite-exposition – visual and verbal criticism of Marta Staņa’s four
projects with major social impact.
Participants: MADE architects, NRJA,
Jaunromāns and Ābele, MARK.
Exhibition curator: Ieva Zībārte
Where: kim?, 12 / 1 Maskavas Street, Riga
Стоит ли игра свеч / is it worth
Office of the General Plan in 1962 completed Lenin street (now – Brivibas
street) reconstruction project. Lenin street reconstruction project near the new Daile
Theatre building proposed 12-storey administrative building. In 1965 Daile Theatre Project was confirmed. In 1977 it is
In 1976, according to architect Marta Stana sketches a 19
storey high free-standing administrative building construction has started. Building construction is completed in 10 years - in 1986.
Official position of the building is quite positive, some architectural critics
have even compared with Mies van der Rohe creativity. Most of the space for a
long time is occupied by Sojuzplodimport administration.
Riga Historic Centre in 1997 was included in UNESCO World Heritage List,
stressing that the historical center with its rather untouched medieval and
later urban structure, art nouveau architecture and the quality of 19th century
wooden architecture is a unique value, which has no similar examples in the
rest of the world.
In 2011 some radically minded historical heritage preservation activist groups,
with support from potential land developers, launched a campaign against the
existence of administrative building because of its degradation in environment
and urban landscape.
According to the UNESCO decision WHC-10/34.COM/33X ratified by the Riga City
Construction Board in 2012, building demolition work started. October 7, 2013
demolition of the building is completed. **
* Documentary facts.
** Pseudo documental facts.
Exposition @ KIM? (photo: Māris Lapiņš)
September 28, 1978
August 23, 1989
October 7, 2013, according to the UNESCO decision WHC-10/34.COM/33X demolition of the building is completed.