Skanste is one of the most promising areas in the new Riga. Its potential is magnified by a territory developed by the construction company Merks spanning an area of approximately 21 hectares divided
A brief walk away from the centre of Riga, Skanste challenges and inspires. Its visual appearance will be defined by audacious architectonic solutions blending green outdoor space and light spacious office buildings with elegant homes and vibrant entertainment and shopping districts. This is a place where the most daring dreams can be realized.
Skanste is already home to the new headquarters of two of Latvia’s leading banks, as well as to Arēna Rīga, Latvia’s leading venue for major sports events and outstanding popular music concerts, and a number of multi-storey apartment buildings. The development of Skanste sets the standard for new urban construction in Riga. Modern architecture is complemented by thorough planning, intelligent infrastructure, and the provident use of contemporary materials and construction technologies.
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3 hours from the centre of Berlin, 10 minutes from the heart of Riga
The district of Skanste is evolving in an area which for decades was home to the gardens of Rigans. A brand new communications-engineering infrastructure has been designed and already partially built for the entire 21 ha territory providing it with full access to the city’s utility services. Pedestrian paths, shrubbery, kids’ playgrounds and sports fields have also been built alongside the buildings already in place. In time a square will also be built here.
Investments in Skanste are particularly lucrative due to its ideal location alongside Riga's historical centre, its close proximity to transport hubs, and the opportunity for investors to realize their ideas in the territory’s overall building context. The Port of Riga and Central Railway Station are 15 minutes walk away as are the Old Town with its cosy cafés and business institutions, Opera House, theatre, and Olympic Sports Centre. In turn, the rapidly expanding Riga International Airport can be reached in 20 minutes from where direct flights are available to all of Europe’s major cities.
Main constructions of houses.
Piled foundations, monolithic reinforced concrete grillage. Main walls of living houses in the 1st-14th stories are made of monolithic reinforced concrete, in the 15th-24th stories – from prefabricated reinforced concrete. External walls of houses are made from prefabricated reinforced concrete three-layer panels with stone cotton isolation heating. Monolithic reinforced concrete coverings between the stories. The building of car parking lots: column/riegel body, monolithic reinforced concrete covering plate. The main walls separating apartments from the corridor are made of monolithic reinforced concrete, partition walls of apartment – of light-metal body, mineral cotton filling and double-layer gyps carton sheets. Ceilings in all stories are of monolithic concrete, their height – 2.70 m. Each apartment has a balcony or terrace. Advantage of terraces is closed and partially-closed glazing systems – tieback glass walls, which permit to open the terrace fully in the warm weather of the year.
The housing complex has a video surveillance system, which supervises the whole perimeter of the complex, both levels of closed car parking lots and main entries. Barriers on the access roads protect the residents of Peaks from undesired visitors. In the main lobby of the house, there is an In-house Watchman at the central switchboard. All apartments have an inbuilt safety system installation, it remains just to choose the security company. For additional security, the central entry of the house is connected to each apartment by an extension to the watchman’s phone.
All four houses are connected to each other by a greened terrace available only to the residents to the houses of 6000 m2 area. There are two children’s playgrounds set on them for different age groups – so you do not need to worry, your children will not be able to run out on the street!
A system compliant with fire safety standards with smoke and heat detectors has been installed in each apartment. These detectors are linked to the common house fire safety and security switchboard, which instantly identifies the place of location of the apartment being in fire. The complex has a separate electricity generation equipment, which in case of fire can generate electricity for ensuring the work of firemen. For evacuation of tenants in case of fire, an absolutely isolated evacuation staircase has been built. Also the car parking lot is equipped with fire and smoke mechanical extraction system.
On the roof of each house, there is a lightning-conductor, which can catch the strong lightning current and neutralize it through the earthing built in the foundation of the house.
Car parking lots are built on the zero floor and on the second floor, and both have built in the manner that you do not worry about slippery roads in bad weather conditions while entering the parking lot, as well as during departure from it. Drive roads are covered by a rough anti-slippery covering, which in cold weather will be heated – so the ice and thaw will neither disturb!