Miesnieku street reconstruction wins Latvian Architecture Award 2020 Grand Prix

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The Latvian Architecture Award 2020 Grand Prix was awarded to the reconstruction of buildings at Miesnieku street and its authors SIA ARHIS Arhitekti during the awards ceremony last week, organizers of the ceremony said November 3.

“For the delicate intervention and treatment of the historical substance, the revival of old Riga and clever dialogue with modern architecture. For the masterfully done planning and intricate detailing in a complicated situation,” were the words chosen by the Final jury members Andro Mänd (Estonia), Gustė Kančaitė (Lithuania), Octavio Mestre (Spain), and Brigita Bula (Latvia) to characterize the winning project.

For the tenth year in a row, a jury of children gave an award to the best object from their perspective. Latvian Architecture Award ZIRNIS. This year the award was given to “Hanzas Perons”.

The Latvian Architecture Award (LAA) is a prestigious award that not only accentuates outstanding achievements in Latvian architecture and cares about the development of the industry, but also promotes public awareness of architecture. This year, the award will take place for the twenty-fifth time, and it has been recognized as a nationally important event, but the prize itself is the highest appreciation in Latvian architecture. Latvian Architecture award is organized by the Latvia Association of Architects. 

More information on the awards and the jury can be found here: https://www.latarh.lv/laa/about/

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