Pictures: The future look of Mežaparks open-air stage

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Pictures have emerged of the proposed design of the Mežaparks open-air stage, to be reconstructed in two stages with the first concluding in 2018 and the second in 2020. 

The €45m project that will see a roof installed above the stage, should also make more space for viewers and performers, as well as improve acoustics and people flow.

"The project concept is based on that the Song Festival open-air stage is a sanctuary for the Latvian people," said architect Austris Mailītis, who is co-authoring the project with Juris Poga, at a press event Monday.

"What is this sanctuary? It could be nature, so the concept of the Song Festival open-air stage is similar to nature.

The platform of the stage is like a mountain to climb, while the roof is like a silver grove," said the architect, referring to symbols in Latvian culture.

The Mežaparks stage is one of the main open-air venues in Latvia, with major concerts and nationally significant events like the Song and Dance Festival luring tens of thousands of participants and viewers to the green Mežaparks neighborhood.

Read more about the reconstruction project HERE.

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