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COMPETITION FOT THE RENOVATION OF THE HISTORIC BUILDING OF THE RIGA CIRCUS AND DEVELOPMENT VISION FOR THE TERRITORY

2018 - shortlisted (4)

com · Ventura Trindade Arquitectos e · Brigita Bula

In designing the new complex, tradition and innovation are two key parts of the idea.
On the one hand, it is intended to point out the long history of the building and the circus itself, in the surrounding geographical context, reusing and recovering most of the main architectural spaces and elements, adapting them to a new use and a new time.
On the other hand, it is a future that deals with this project, since it integrates a set of new spaces, with different configurations and possibilities of use, that allow to organize areas of living, creation, discussion and performance.
The circus building is not the circus itself. The architecture is not the spectacle, but the support that allows the spectacle to happen, in the exceptionality of the shows and events, or in the seemingly mundane routine of their daily life, the days of training, the management of the complex. Sufficient neutral but adequately performing, transformable and pragmatic, the design of the new complex does not reject, however, this singular condition of container for an exceptional program, such as a permanent circus in the city everyday life.