SKANSTE 2030
 

21st CENTURY RIGA BUSINESS CARD
In the Riga city development strategy for up to 2030, Skanste has been defined as a priority territory for development and is set to become the 21st century business card of Riga: the central business district of the capital, a platform for European-scale events and, what's most important, a quality life and work environment for many thousands of Rigans.

In the coming years, such buildings of national significance will rise up in Skanste as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Riga Conference and Concert Center. The projects successfully carried out up to now are going to be supplemented by new office and housing complexes; between Pulkveža Brieža, Hanzas, Skanstes and Sporta Streets the business and residential complex New Hanza will be developed.
 
At the start of the implementation of the large scale development plans, a bronze sculpture of a bull has been unveiled in the territory of New Hanza ordered by ABLV Bank (its author is the well-known artist Ģļebs Panteļejevs) as a visual symbol for the development of the quarter and the slogan labor omnia vincit – "work conquers all. In the future, the New Hanza quarter will be formed by several 6-20 storey office buildings, as well as a residential complex and a new park.

 
12 493
number of population and jobs in 2017
 

42 713
potential number of population and jobs in 2024
 

At least € 5 mil.annually
Additional Riga City tax revenue after the completion of development plans
 
 
 

In order to achieve the goal set forth in the Riga development strategy, revitalization of the degraded territories of the neighborhood is necessary, starting with the construction of streets and engineer networks. Perfecting the transport infrastructure, the long awaited reconstruction of Skanstes Street will take place, including the dismantling of the old railway branch and setting up a new tram line.

The new low-floor tramline is expected to be 3.6 kilometers long and cover the route Sporta iela–Skanstes iela–Zirņu iela–Senču iela–Pērnavas iela. The tramline will link the Skanste neighborhood with the Central Train Station, which will be one of the stops on the international railway Rail Baltica currently under construction.

 

Objekti skanste-2030

An apartment with a park! In 2015, the construction work began in the Skanste neighborhood on a new complex of residential buildings with the collective name of Skanstes Parks. The buildings will be complemented by a beautiful and green park. All three of the Skanstes Parks buildings were completed in 2016.
The warehouse of the former Riga cargo railway station is planned to be transformed into a multifunctional cultural center with the potential use as a concert hall for an audience of 1000-plus, an art gallery and exhibition space or a venue for corporate events.
26VESETAS is a living space that fits into the city, with like-minded neighbours, comfortable surroundings and friendly vicinity.
The centre will be located in the place allotted for the spectator stands of the new Hanza stadium's football field. The building will include stands with seating for 1000 spectators, a spacious dressing-room area, premises for fitness training, physical therapy, medical care, accommodation for athletes and administration, as well as a café.
The construction of bank's new offices is planned for the business and financial quarter New Hanza under development.
Skanstes Biznesa Centrs office complex class A office buildings are designed in BIM and according to BREEAM standards.
Next to the headquarters of ABLV Bank, a Class A office building will be located.
In the territory of New Hanza will be erected a medium class apartment building.
A well-tended, beautiful garden of 16,000 m2 will be located in the territory of New Hanza.
According to the NP Properties project, a modern complex of apartments, offices and commercial space will be built in the bloc between Sporta, Vesetas and Hanzas Streets, which is the territory with the former production unit of the Laima factory, joining the industrial heritage to modern architecture.
In this residential block, which is currently at the designing stage, 89 premium class apartments will become available.
By November 18, 2021, Latvia will finally have its own museum of contemporary art, which will be located in the modern center of the capital, the Skanste neighborhood. The construction of the Museum of Contemporary Art will be privately funded and overseen by the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.
The construction site is to be located on Skanstes Street, next to DNB bank headquarters, and this modern complex will incorporate three buildings: a house of music, conference center and hotel.
Over the next few years, a new low-floor tramline will be built, which will be 3.6 kilometers long.
According to the NP Properties project, a modern complex of apartments, offices and commercial space will be built in the bloc between Sporta, Vesetas and Hanzas Streets, which is the territory with the former production unit of the Laima factory, joining the industrial heritage to modern architecture.
New Hanza is a business and residential territory under development in the Skanste neighborhood between Pulkveža Brieža, Hanzas, Skanstes and Sporta streets, on the site of the former cargo train station.
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