Restoration of the Great Tombs: five proposals were received in the international design competition

Restoration of the Great Tombs: five proposals were received in the international design competition
Restoration of the Great Tombs: five proposals were received in the international design competition
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After announcing the results of the design competition, the Riga Monuments Agency will agree with the winner on the first works of the project and their deadlines. The first works will be related to the arrangement of paths, lighting and landscaping elements.

The main tasks of the competition are to obtain a functional plan for the preservation and restoration of the existing cultural-historical and natural values ​​of the Great Cemetery and zoning of the territory, which corresponds to the urban context, parking solutions and ensuring environmental accessibility.

It is also planned to obtain the planning and design of the paths of the cemetery area, the plan for the cleaning and maintenance of the green area, and the design of the system of environmental objects and indications.

Gunars Nagel

Director of the Riga Monuments Agency

“The aim of the international competition is to get creative ideas and proposals on how to respectfully preserve the burials, cultural-historical and natural values ​​of the Great Cemetery for future generations, so I especially emphasize that no massive construction works are planned in the Great Cemetery.”

“We really hope for good ideas, regardless of where the contestants will be. Revival of the territory of the Great Tombs is a lifetime’s work, it must be done step by step, the object is very sensitive, its meaning is special, it will be possible to realize the necessary things in targeted long-term work,” emphasizes Rita Našeniece, head of the Cultural and Historical Material Heritage Commission of Riga City Council.

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The total prize pool of the competition is 30,000 euros. It is planned to award 15,000 euros to the first place, 10,000 euros to the second, and 5,000 euros to the third.

This year, regular restoration work continues in the Great Cemetery, the largest of which is the restoration of the upper and underground tombs of the Neo-Gothic mausoleum of the Kröger family.

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