Public buildings (cultural, educational, religious buildings; healthcare and medical institutions; sports buildings)

Social Services Center “Pērle”

The daycare centre is a pilot project for the deinstitutionalisation process in the Cēsis region with the aim of helping people with mental and functional challenges to integrate into society. Various spaces such as workshops, therapy procedures, sensory room and multifunctional hall are organised in a one floor wood structure sheltered by a large triangular shaped roof. The compact 720 m2 building that cuts in a green sloping terrain feels bright and spacious. Sheltered by a special pergola, terraces with the generous openings towards the landscape act as an extension of the inner space.

Author: ĒTER, in collaboration with “Rīgers”

Client: Municipality of Cēsis

Address or location:
Rīgas iela 90, Cesis, Municipality of Cesis


Technical information:

competition in 2018, construction 2020 - 2021, ready for use August 2021

Builder - SIA “Sanart”, construction supervision - SIA “Marčuks”

Main subcontractors, partners:
Structure - Jēkabs Januševskis, BMB projekts

Author of photos:
Pēteris Vīksna