Fragments of Unique Painting Discovered

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Unique pieces of decorative painting made by hand of Julijs Madernieks (Jūlijs Madernieks) dating from the beginning of the last century, which were accidentally discovered during restoration work in the premises of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, are now restored. Polychrome wall painting, made in the style of national romanticism, which …

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Latvian Fire Fighting Museum Facade Has Been Restored

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The historic masonry restoration and facade renovation works in the building of State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia, where Latvian Fire Fighting Museum is also located, were completed in October 2016. Masonry restoration of this object lasted five months, and it was carried out by AS “Būvuzņēmums Restaurators” by request of the Riga City …

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Another Facade at Dome Square’s Renewed

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Masters of the enterprise AS “Būvuzņēmums Restaurators” completed restoration of the house on 17 Šķūņu Street in October 2016. This residential building, located in the very heart of Old Riga (Dome Square), was built in 1787. Significantly, this house is a historic architectural monument, which is under the Latvian state protection. (Šķūņu Street 17th house before …

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Historical “von Panders’ House” is Restored

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Built in 1889 in eclectic style, the building in 6 Antonijas Street, was originally used as a tenement house. Sometime it was known to residents of Riga as “von Panders’ House”, which was designed by the first Latvian architect with academic education Janis Fridrihs Baumanis. Creation of design of many important buildings in Riga (the Riga …

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VEF Facade Regained its Initial Gloss

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Almost after a year of restoration works and 117 years since the moment of construction of the building, the facade of the world famous factory “VEF” regained its original historical appearance. The large-scale facade renovation works have been carried out in this building of eclectic style, which was built in 1899. These works have been …

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Restoration of the Staircase in Riga, 37 Valdemara Street

Restoration of the Wooden Staircase Finishing in Riga, 37 Valdemara Street, 2016.

The building in Riga, 37 Krisjana Valdemara Street, which was previously called the Niedre House, was built in 1912. It was constructed by the project of an architect Eizens Laube, who is considered to be an Art Nouveau pioneer in Latvia. The house was fully renewed and put into service in January 2016, there are …

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Restoration Has Changed the Aura of the Teter’s House

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Teter’s House, also known as Corner House (former building of KGB in Latvia), is located at the crossroads of Brivibas and Stabu streets, on 61 Brivibas Street, – and is a historical and architectural monument of local importance. For many years, the building was abandoned and in a bad visual and technical condition. State Agency …

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Tea House of the Eleja Manor Has Been Restored

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Eleja Manor Park in Jelgava district is a place for conducting events such as children’s holidays and District days. Construction works in the park had not been carried out for 100 years, since the devastating fire in the main building of the ensemble. So by 2015, only ruins remained from the Tea House and the …

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Four Chapels of Riga Dome Cathedral are Restored

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Riga Dome Cathedral is, without doubt, an architectural symbol of the capital of Latvia. This church is one of the oldest sacred buildings in the Baltic States, an architectural monument of national importance. Cathedral of the Archbishop of Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church and church of the Dome parish is located in the heart of Old …

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Kurzeme District Court Has Regained its Light Colors

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Building of the Kurzeme District Court in Liepaja, on 2/6 Kurmajas Avenue is one of the brightest examples of Art Nouveau embodiment of the late XIX – early XX century in the city. It is also one of the most elegant projects implemented by AS “Būvuzņēmums Restaurators” in 2015. The courthouse returned its bright colors …

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20 Years Passed After Restoration of Opera House

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Latvian National Opera House on 3 Aspazijas Boulevard, without exaggeration, is one of the architectural symbols of the capital of Latvia. Opera traditions are present in Latvia from the XVIII century, when musical performances were staged at court of the Duke of Courland and wandering opera companies came to Riga. The first Latvian opera was …

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Golden Cockerel Returned to Riga Dome Cathedral’s Spire

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Four churches of Riga are decorated with golden cockerels, which are meant to protect residents of the capital from evil and misfortune. Since the end of 2014 a large-scale restoration of one of the churches which is crowned with a cockrel – the Dome Cathedral – is being carried out. This cathedral is one of …

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Association of Commercial Banks Premises’ Repair

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Major repair of premises of the Association of Latvian Commercial Banks, which is located in Old Riga, 8a Doma Square, was finished in August 2015. The building itself was built in 1906 and today it is an architectural monument of state importance. During its century, the building, located in the very heart of the Latvian …

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Alexander Nevsky Church in Riga Has Been Restored

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Church of St. Alexander Nevsky (Church of the Holy Blessed Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky) in Riga, on 56 Brivibas Street is a unique monument of architecture of the first quarter of the XIX century. Built in the classical style, it is one of the most well-known, respected and loved Orthodox churches of Riga. The first …

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How Were Decors of Riga Castle Produced

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Riga Castle is the residence of the president of Latvia and definitely one of the most significant building of Latvian capital, in historical and cultural terms. The castle is located in 3 Pils Square, on the banks of river Daugava. The first stone of the Riga Castle was laid in 1330, and master of the …

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After 150 Years Gertrude’s Fleurons are Restored

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Today Evangelical-Lutheran Old St. Gertrude church is perceived mainly as a religious building by ones, as a historical monument of architecture by others, but some people just use it as a handy landmark in Riga. However, it would be a great difficulty to find at least one person in Latvia who did not know the …

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Restoration of Hunting Tower in Remte

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In the early 19 century a politician of the Duchy of Courland and Zemgale Karl Johann Friedrich von Medem (1762-1827) built a castle and began to create a picturesque park area of ​​26 hectares in the village Remte, which is located about 40 km from the town of Tukums (near the lake Remtes). In subsequent …

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Facade Repair in Riga, 6 Antonijas Street

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Facade repair of the building of the current Court Administration in Riga, 6 Antonijas Street, was completed in October 2014. Works on the site were made by AS “Būvuzņēmums Restaurators” by the order of the state joint-stock company “Tiesu namu aģentūra” and in accordance with the project of the architect Kristine Grava. Built in 1889 …

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Historical Kolonade Building Turns into a Restaurant

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Kolonade building is one of the most unusual in Riga. It is located in the heart of the city, on 26 Brivibas Boulevard – between the Freedom Monument, the famous clock “Laima” (where lovers usually meet), historical park Basteykalna and the National Opera House. A wooden kiosk in Art Nouveau on the project by August …

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Palace “Ziemelblazma” Returned its Former Glory

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Palace of Culture “Ziemelblazma” in Riga, on Ziemelblazmas Street 36, today is the cultural center of municipal and republican value, a sought after tourist site, a place for conduction of various events. The history of this building began in 1903, when Latvian industrialist and philanthropist Augusts Dombrovskis presented a parcel of land to the society …

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Painting of the Kuldiga Town Hall Has Been Restored

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Kuldiga district municipality is the only in Latvia today working in the historic town hall building, which is located on 2 Pilsetas Square. The so-called New Town Hall of Kuldiga, the third one in this city, was built in the second half of the XIX century on the project of architect Oto Ditse. It blended …

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Customer Cash Desk in the Bank of Latvia is Restored

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The building of the Bank of Latvia in Riga, on 1B Krisjana Valdemara Street, has a rich history, as it was built in 1890 for the needs of the Crediting Company of Vidzeme Nobility. At the beginning of XXI century, a large-scale restoration begun in the building, in which AS “Būvuzņēmums Restaurators” took part. Customer …

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Restoration of the “Splendid Palace” Cinema Grand Hall

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Historical cinema “Splendid Palace” in Riga, 61 Elizabetes Street, was the first detached building intended exclusively for the needs of the cinema. The cinema was opened on December 30, 1923, and there were 824 seats for spectators in it. The building itself, impressive with its Neo-Baroque facade, surprises with the variety of Neo-Baroque forms in …

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Facade Restoration of the Kuldiga Region Museum

Facade of Kuldiga Region Museum building after restoration, which was carried out in 2009 by AS “Būvuzņēmums Restaurators”. (Photo: 2015.)

The Kuldiga Region Museum is located at the very waterfall on the rapids of the Venta River (Ventas rumba) – on the site where the Livonian Order сastle used to stand. Now the place has turned into a City Garden, and the museum building, raised in the beginning of the 20th century, which is located …

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Ceiling Painting of the Cinema “Riga” is Restored

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One can safely say that the cinema “Splendid Palace” (previously – cinema “Riga”) on 61 Elizabetes Street is the most beautiful movie theatre in Latvia. This building is an architectural monument of national importance with rich and lush finish, stylized to the forms of rococo. Its interior is decorated with delicate sculptures by R. Maurs …

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Alberts Kronenbergs Memorial Has Been Created

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Alberts Kronenbergs (1887-1958) is known in Latvia, mainly as the author and illustrator of children’s books. In honor of the 120th anniversary of the author a memorial sign on the grounds of his works has been set in his hometown, Jurmala. This is an example of public-private partnership – a unique element of the urban …

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The Most Splendid Staircase in Baltics is Finished

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The most splendid staircase, which has no analogue architectural objects in the Baltics, in 4 Alberta Street is now finished. This is the opinion of the enterprise AS „Būvuzņēmums Restaurators” masters who carried out the facade and staircase restoration works. Alberta Street appeared in 1900, and it is believed that exactly in this street there …

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