Residential buildings

Magdelēnas kvartāls (first phase, residential buildings)

Magdelēnas kvartāls is situated in the historic centre of Riga, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As a result, the volumes of the buildings and their visual identity were designed, not attempting things just for the sake of it and avoiding anything that would clash with the surrounding buildings – on the contrary, the architect’s goal since the project’s inception has been to produce classical, elegantly restrained pieces of architecture in modern proportions and with high-value components: large glazed areas, slender window proportions, and custom-crafted roof and balcony elements.

The first phase included the construction of two six-floor buildings housing 116 apartments (including seven live-work concept units that connect the residential area on the first floor to the business premises on the first floor), 73 parking spaces, six garages, three commercial areas, as well as storage and technical spaces on the first floor of each building.

Author: Architecture: SIA Didrihsons arhitekti – Gatis Didrihsons, Ansis Klīdzējs, Reinis Pope, Līga Balcere, Dace Lazdiņa, Sergejs Šaplavskis. Landscaping: SIA ALPS – Ilze Rukšāne, Ieva Dimante.

Client: SIA Vastint Latvia

Address or location:
Antonijas iela 17A, Rīga

Technical information:


"Merks" SIA, Construction supervisors: Kaspars Aksenoks, Indulis Eglītis, Jānis Judko

Main subcontractors, partners:
Structural engineering: SIA KasunK.Studija – Normunds Andersons, Kaspars Beitāns, Gints Pētersons (design changes). SIA BKB – Aldis Grasmanis, Inta Valdāte, Valērijs Vasiljevs. Heating/Ventilation/Cooling: SKAL BŪVE – Aleksejs Krestins; Heating distribution: MEP solutions – Sandis Jasevičs; Water supply and sewerage: SIA Aqua-Brambis – Tatjana Djatlova; Power supply/extra low-voltage: SIA Kārlis – Dairis Laimiņš; Fire detection and alarm system, automatic smoke control: SIA DS – Ēriks Beinarovičs, Olga Pilipenko, Raimonds Roga Works organisation plan: GP Projektu birojs – Andris Gulbis.

Author of photos:
Jānis Sēlis