LOCATION: Latvia, Riga
PROGRAM: Apartments, commercial area, community spaces, undergrund parking
SIZE: 12570 m2
STATUS: Development proposal
Rather than design traditional residental buildings, we imagine a single slab that hosts 102 apartments in the most compact way. A functional diversity and variety of outdoor amenities promotes a rich social life. Private outdoor area for each apartment is created towards the South in a way to get maximum sunlight into the building. Outdoor terraces are functionally seperated from each other yet visually connected to further enhance the sense of togetherness. To compensate the costs of terraces, circulation area is reduced to minimum. That allows to keep the costs low yet ensure an exceptional living conditions. Apartments can be accessed directly from staircase, from corridor or outside gallery to enhance the diversity. To improve the construction quality, speed and reduce building costs as well as to ensure low-emission building approach timber modular construction system is used.