Commercial buildings and manufacturing (hotels, office buildings, retail buildings, manufacturing)

Reconstruction of office building

Restoring an Iconic Riga Landmark the 25 Miera iela building proved to be a formidable challenge. The structure is both historically important and complex from the construction point of view. Original by Aleksandr Klinklav’s, owned by Roche family company (headquartered in Basel, Switzerland). The building is one of the early functionalist houses in Riga and its functions were extensive: it was designed and used as a production facility, an office, a laboratory and a pharmacy. From the outside, the building should look cleaned but essentially unchanged after the renovation process.

Author: 'Didrihsons arhitekti', Gatis Didrihsons, Ineta Solzemniece-Saleniece; origin. Aleksandrs Klinklāvs

Client: SIA 'Roche Latvia', led by Rauls Vēliņš, Ieva Ābele and Eva Marksa; with the support of Roche family and Alexander Bieri, in close cooperation with Roland Faessler, Uwe Bank, Roberto Bernasconi and Yann Berchoux

Address or location:
Miera iela 25, Rīga

Technical information:


SIA 'Prodev', responsible construction manager Jānis Zvīnis and Pāvels Rošiors; construction supervision by Andris Čerņavskis from SIA "Arhis Konsultanti"

Main subcontractors, partners:
interior partners Kristians Drande and Kaspars Ķīsis; landscape - “Alps”, Ilze Rukšāne and Māris Bušs; wooden model Jānis Mūzis; Engineering “Citrus Solution”; building leveling 57cm! - “Novatek” (Italy) with support of local engineers prof.Kaspars Bondars, Kaspars Ozers and Kārlis Kostjukovs, carpentry “Ansona mēbeļu fabrika” (spiral stairs) and “Woodart.LV”; furniture and interior elements from “Xcelsior”, “Trentini”, “Inspira”, “Krassky”, “Revolu2ion”, “Ticians”, “Reaton”; audio “Solavi”, shading systems “Luxcontrol”; sport block equipment “G-fitness”; facade reconstruction advise by Rihards Platais; kinetic bronze skulpture “Swing” Olga Šilova

Author of photos:
Ansis Starks, Ieva Andersone