COMPETITION PROPOSAL FOR A MULTIFUNCTIONAL OFFICE BUILDING ON MIERA STREET, RIGA
The multifunctional office building on Miera Street
has a prominent urban location at an intersection of four streets and is thus
treated like a local landmark. The minimalistic form of the proposed project draws attention to the
corner façade. By reducing the area of the first floor the building
acknowledges the importance of the street as a focal point of the urban fabric.
The corner accent connects with the roof,
ensuring the finality and unity of the form and respects the rooflines of the
surrounding streets. The proposed building is in harmony with the planned
project on the opposite corner, not competing with it, but rather enriching the
urban composition of the site. The distinct form of the building completes the
perspective views to Brīvības and Miera Streets.
The building is a modern
multifunctional office and retail complex of a high quality with a green
courtyard. The building has a flexible layout – each floor can be divided in 1
to 5 offices. The upper floor can accommodate apartments that can be sold to
ensure quicker profit from renting out the lower floors.
The constructive solution
provides a clear, flexible layout without any columns – the after-tension
concrete floors are supported by strips of reinforced concrete walls. The
constructive stability is ensured by a clear and definite vertical
communications core. The façade employs a module system that ensures an
economic industrial production of a high quality.