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Improved energy efficiency of Daile Theater, procurement for renovation of the forecourt announced

YOU “State real estate“has announced a procurement for the arrangement of the forecourt of the Daile Theater in accordance with the construction project developed by” Made Architects “, the company’s representatives inform.

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The landscaping works will start this summer and will take place in three stages. The first stage – the renovation of the Daile Theater forecourt is planned to be completed by the autumn of 2022, informs Renārs Griškevičs, the Chairman of the Board of VNĪ.

Currently, the Daile Theater and its surrounding complex are being actively arranged. The energy efficiency project of the historic building started last year and is nearing completion. The construction works have been carried out preserving the architecture of the theater built in 1976 according to the project of architect Marta Staņa. “The exterior walls, stage tower and roofs of the historic theater building have been insulated, providing the necessary comfort for both theater staff and spectators and at the same time significantly reducing electricity and heating costs. Rebuilt heating system and improved stage lighting equipment, providing” smart “spotlights. “The project will be fully completed by the centenary of the Daile Theater this autumn,” said Griškevičs, “due to the situation in the country related to the spread of Covid-19.

Construction works to improve the energy efficiency of the building are financed from Ministry of Culture attracted financing – European Union Funds Operational Program “Growth and Employment” 4.2.1. the specific support objective “To promote the increase of energy efficiency in public and residential buildings” and financing of the second round of selection of project applications for the measure “To promote the increase of energy efficiency in public buildings”, making investments in the total amount of 2.47 million euros. Project authors: SIA “Projektēšanas Birojs Austrumi”.

In the summer, the improvement of the surrounding area of ​​the Daile Theater, which has not been restored since Soviet times, will be actively started. Implementing the idea of ​​the architects “MADE arhitekti”, who won the design competition, the theater’s forecourt will become accessible to citizens, ensuring high-quality public space and expanding the green area of ​​the territory – new trees, benches and lanterns will be planted.

The square near the Daile Theater is the property of both the state and the municipality. The part of the theater square on the side of Bruņinieku Street and on the side of Brīvības Street up to the theater box offices is managed by VNĪ, but the remaining part on the side of Brīvības Street – from the box offices to Matīsa Street – is owned by Riga Municipality. VNI has taken the initiative for the joint progress of the project.

“In the first stage of the project, the pavement of both the state and the municipality will be restored, external low-voltage engineering networks and external power supply engineering networks will be rebuilt, public toilets will be rebuilt. At the same time, elements and greenery will be installed. A parking area and a farm yard will be arranged in 2007. In the 3rd stage – Daile Theater territory along Bruņinieku Street. and stage 3, “reveals Griškevičs.

In 2019, the design competition ended, where in the competition of 8 submitted projects the idea of ​​the architect’s office “Made arhitekti” was recognized as the best for the arrangement of the territory, but it took a long time for detailed evaluation and approval of the design by the city construction board. Only on January 13, 2021, the Riga City Construction Board made a decision to support the design of the landscaping solution, which allowed to immediately perform design works and start the development of construction procurement.

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