New station area and bridge in Riga, Latvia
Gottlieb Paludan Architects developed a master plan for the city centre of Riga around the railway station, including a new tracing, new railway station, as well as a new pedestrian and railway bridge spanning the Daugava river.
The EU wishes to create a new rail track connection from the Baltic states to the rest of Europe, spawning an impressive range of projects. Among other things, Gottlieb Paludan Architects submitted a competition proposal for a master plan for the central part of Riga around the railway station.
The competition proposal includes new tracing, a new railway station, a covered bus terminal, optimised urban spaces and a new pedestrian and railway bridge spanning the Daugava river which is inspired by the shape of the existing bridge. New connections across the railroad track and road space have been explicated and the design concept is consistent, subtle and organic, inspired by the motion patterns of vulnerable road users.
The competition proposal offers efficient, functional and beautiful solutions to existing problems, setting the tone for Riga’s green development in the future.
The project received an award in the architectural competition.