KIMMEL quarter represents a unique situation on Riga City scale where almost whole city block has been extant until the end of previous century with its original industrial function. This heritage requires sensitive approach and design both on urban and detailed level.
The project proposal features are based on few main goals:
- Preserving the original valuable urban and architectural substance of the Kimmel quarter
- Bringing the industrial heritage of the brewery quarter into everyday use for the Riga city by implementing new functions and various applications of the heritage in resourceful ways
- Opening the quarter to the connecting streets and making it interconnected functionally and visually with the city
- Adding modest and contemporary architectural qualities that emphasize the unique KIMMEL character.