daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > Euroscrapers > Local discussions > Nordic & Baltic > General development > Latvia



Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 7th, 2007, 11:05 AM   #1
Martins
-Riga-
 
Martins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Riga
Posts: 975
Likes (Received): 133

RĪGA | Olympia Skyscraper | ~140m | 35fl | Cancelled

Olympia
RIGA - LATVIA

Proposed skyscraper near to supermarket ''Olympia''. The urban idea is based on presumption that Kipsala is developing as a high-rise housing area. The urban vision of future Kipsala proposed by studio "Artis" was followed in our project.
35 - storey building marked as A is situated close to the K.Valdemara and Rietumu streets crossing. It would become remarkable landmark among the surrounding high-rise buildings. Its impressive shape, moreover, would effectively complete a perspective of the Kalciema street. It would harmonize with the Hansa bank and Vanšu bridge in the whole panorama from the old town. 16-storey residential building B is arranged along the Rietumu street and together with the building A supplements the north part.

Building data:
Height: 35fl, ~140m
Construction dates: ? / ?
Building use: Office

WEBSITE: www.hanner.lt
DIAGRAM: http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=65619

new design:




Old design:





Martins no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old December 7th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #2
Vecais Sakarnis
Registered User
 
Vecais Sakarnis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Riga
Posts: 3,371
Likes (Received): 515

I like more the old design, just because it's original. Aren't there plagiarism scandals in architecture? These are another remakes of New York Freedom Tower - in Kazakhstan capital Astan there will be seven other, but more qualitative pinchbecks.
__________________
RIGA

STRASBOURG & BRUSSELS 2013 BERLIN 2012 VILNIUS 2013 TALLINN 2012 MADRID 2011 PARIS 2008 ROME 2008 MARSEILLE 2008 WARSAW 2008


UPCOMING: Malta 2013 | Cagliari 2013 | Amsterdam 2013 | Stockholm 2011
Vecais Sakarnis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2007, 12:29 PM   #3
Gatis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 5,149
Likes (Received): 424

Are you sure that this is the selected design??? I am not sure at all.
__________________
Wondermondo - an armchair guide to world attractions - most interesting landmarks and attractions in the world!

Ambermarks - landmarks of Latvia
Gatis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #4
Martins
-Riga-
 
Martins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Riga
Posts: 975
Likes (Received): 133

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gatis View Post
Are you sure that this is the selected design??? I am not sure at all.
I am about 90% sure.
That rendering has taken from video presentation specially for president Zatlers (August 07):
http://forum.myriga.info/index.php?showtopic=965&st=220 (post #238 & #239)
Martins no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2007, 01:58 PM   #5
Nġgesh
Registered User
 
Nġgesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,058

i think that the newer design looks better than the old one, it had this weird orange part which i find really ugly
Nġgesh no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #6
Ŝróndeimr
Adventurous!
 
Ŝróndeimr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Trondheim
Posts: 11,630
Likes (Received): 1010

Interesting, but since this one is that tall i kinda hope they redesign it yet again! Not a terrible design though.
Ŝróndeimr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 30th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #7
Pauls
copyright
 
Pauls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Riga City
Posts: 122
Likes (Received): 0

I think that old designe was much better.
__________________
Z-Towers in 2009
Check out this http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=412691
P.S. Latvia Rullz
Pauls no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 31st, 2007, 12:00 AM   #8
.oreo.
Registered User
 
.oreo.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,304
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pauls View Post
I think that old designe was much better.
Yes definitely old design was better but lets just wait for proper visualisation.
.oreo. no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2008, 03:26 PM   #9
Ŝróndeimr
Adventurous!
 
Ŝróndeimr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Trondheim
Posts: 11,630
Likes (Received): 1010

No news about this one yet? since its one of the tallest in the our region.
Ŝróndeimr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2008, 08:30 PM   #10
Triceratops
Labor Omnia Vincit
 
Triceratops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Riga
Posts: 3,649
Likes (Received): 3

It seems the developers had abandoned the idea of it's construction...
__________________
There are no borders, there are only obstacles
Triceratops no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2008, 10:03 PM   #11
Nomels
SSC censors - go subtle
 
Nomels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Riga
Posts: 1,756
Likes (Received): 159

No one has abandoned anything , Kipsala island needs (waits for and will get) major investments before any more super project can go ahead.
__________________
My 3D works
Nomels no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #12
LatvianGG
Hotel Business
 
LatvianGG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Riga/Amsterdam
Posts: 794
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomels View Post
No one has abandoned anything , Kipsala island needs (waits for and will get) major investments before any more super project can go ahead.
Yeh, a bit amateuristic way of thinking we had over highrise neighbourhood plans on Kipsala island - first there came about 10 quite serious proposals which made us believe that in 5 yrs time this would became one of the most significant highrise area's in Europe, and then somebody figured out 'wait, we don't have enough infrastructure there' ... In meanwhile construction costs and wages have doubled up and as well as demand on class A offices, so everything except Z-Towers and Da vinci is if not cancelled then at least frozen.
__________________
my flickr

Going to Amsterdam??
http://www.hotelaalders.nl
LatvianGG no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #13
dzjelejs
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 22
Likes (Received): 0

Maybe someone know something about this? Or this is another `will never happen` project? It looks kinda cool...
dzjelejs no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #14
Gatis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 5,149
Likes (Received): 424

No idea. Everything seems silent now.
__________________
Wondermondo - an armchair guide to world attractions - most interesting landmarks and attractions in the world!

Ambermarks - landmarks of Latvia
Gatis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 18th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #15
Nneznajka
Real Estate Broker
 
Nneznajka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Riga & Jurmala
Posts: 2,795
Likes (Received): 377

news?
__________________
Meet me at LinkedIn - lv.linkedin.com/in/jegorzagainov
Nneznajka no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #16
Latvianboilol
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 14
Likes (Received): 0

Im kinda confused... although the project is posted as cancelled here, i dont think its actually canceled... i saw on like 3 other sites that it will be build and done 2014-2015...
Latvianboilol no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu