URBAN LIVING ROOMS investigates the possibility of a territorial size scale project with the intention to enhance, at their most, the opportunities offered by a similar area, in creating a high-quality, abundantly equipped settlement, available to a large range of potential users and beneficiaries.
The area extension (27 hectares), its nearness to the city centre make this place an exceptional site, from where to start a recoil in planning the expansion of the city. This way the city becomes enriched in new highly-standardized residential areas, together with spaces, facilities and resources headed in the recreational activities of the whole community.
In URBAN LIVING ROOMS the relationship between architecture and landscape is placed at the very centre of the project.
As a matter of fact, we reckon that the problem to solve is not exclusively a problem of town planning over an extensive area, but of landscape designing of the territory where natural and artificial elements will merge together, as commensurable matters, to originate a recognizable sign. That new landscape generates a strong identity from the intervention and the place in question, so as to become the very landmark of the territory.
The project area, thus, turns into a continuous equipped park, where recreational and cultural activities, for leisure time, coexist with the residential function.
Italian Contribution to the project
Client: Riga City Council, SIA AGN
- Iotti+Pavarani - team leader;
- ORD - Office of Regional Database.
IOTTI + PAVARANI ARCHITETTI
via Emilia all’Angelo 3 - 42123 Reggio Emilia (RE)
Business centers, Cultural Centres, Houses, Industries, Offices, Public Spaces, Religious buildings, Residential, Stores