The sketch design of Latvia's upcoming Museum of Contemporary Art has been finished

06/09/2017

The sketch design of Latvia's upcoming Museum of Contemporary Art has been finished, with construction to be concluded in 2021. 

The final stage of designing the museum building will begin when a construction permit is received.

It is being built according to the conceptual design conceived by the winner of the international design competition: the architectural firm Adjaye Associates (United Kingdom) and AB3D (Latvia).

Over 20 companies from Latvia, as well as Finland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Estonia are participating in the construction of the museum. 

The building’s design includes groups of exhibition spaces, ranging from smaller spaces to spacious galleries suitable for large-scale installations. It is also planned that the museum will contain a 200 seat auditorium for performances, concerts, film and inter-disciplinary events, as well as learning and activity spaces to cater for public programmes, a reading room and café.

It is planned that the museum will open its doors to the public on 18 November 2021.

Listen to an LSM interview with David Adjaye, whose firm emerged victorious among a clutch of architects competing for the €30m commission to design the museum. 

Source: Public broadcasting of Latvia

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