Zunda Park Competition 3rd Place
The submitted design projects were evaluated by a jury of 9 international industry experts. The jury was represented by architects and urban planners from Latvia, Lithuania, Great Britain and the Netherlands, and also representatives of the responsible institutions – Riga City Construction Board, Riga City Development Department, Riga City Architect’s Office, as well as the competition organizer.
Considering that the territory is located in an urban area where the landscape is highly valued and its development will change the existing urban environment of Pārdaugava – creating new perspectives of views and supplementing the silhouette of the left bank of the Daugava – the jury has paid particular attention to the harmonization of the landscape. Great emphasis is also placed on the creation of a high-quality urban environment and the availability of infrastructure, including a well-organized network of pedestrian and bicycle paths, optimal traffic flow, as well as publicly accessible relaxation areas and access to the canal bank with a waterfront suitable for recreation.
Zunda parks territory development and the project is planned to be implemented in several phases. The final proposal will be selected after a second round of the consultations within the next few months. The first phase of construction works is planned to start in 2022. The total investment in the project realisation will reach 100 million euros.