Writers Residence and Communication Centre in Torņakalns

The project proposes to renovate the Blokmuiža, adding value to the surrounding area and improving social and functional environment of Torņakalns. The Writer's Centre would benefit from the Latvian cultural environment, while at the same time promoting Riga and Latvia abroad. New buildings and a landscape are designed according to the historical context and the spatial scale of the Blokmuiža manor. Together they create a complex with multiple possibilities of use.

Author: Zane Pastare

Client: Graduation project RTU APF

Main subcontractors, partners:
Supervising professor — Aldis Lapiņš; consultants — Arturs Lapiņš and Helēna Gūtmane; advisors: Viesturs Kuļikovskis, Tekstiliana; director of Latvian Writers' Association Jānis Jurkāns; director of Ventspils Writers and Translators House Andra Konste. The project used information from a writers’ questionnaire (31 Latvian and 29 foreign respondents).