Capsule enclosed in foundations of “Merks Viesturdārzs”


On this day, a symbolic foundation stone for successful construction works will be enclosed in the foundations of the residential project “Merks Viesturdāzs” in the form of a capsule, holding a message to future generations about  the project.

“We see how this special, but not yet organized spot in Riga, between Andrejosta and the Quiet Center, will become lively, attractive and comfortable in the near future, both as a home for many families, as well as a place for small business. Our goal is to develop the city by creating an environment for growth and inspiration, which is why our residential projects are never just one building – be it Skanste or Gailezers – we develop and improve the neighbourhood,” says Oskars Ozoliņš, Chairman of the Management Board of Merks. “When we have more than 350 families living in “Merks Viesturdārzs”, small retail and service companies will undoubtedly find their customers here, making it an even more comfortable place to live.”

“Merks Viesturdārzs” is the newest residential project developed by the construction company “Merks”, and it is planned to build 3 buildings with a total of more than 350 apartments. The first building, which is already under construction and will be the closest to the park, will have 96 apartments in it.

“In this project, we have thought about the wishes of a wide range of customers – we will have compact studio apartments, 2-room and 3-room apartments of different sizes, as well as spacious 4-room apartments. As especially unique, I would like to highlight two-storey apartments with a view of the park – they will be a good alternative for anyone who wants a house, but at the same time to live in the city center,” says Dace Tumšā, Sales Manager at Merks. “Each apartment has a balcony or terrace to enjoy the proximity of Viesturdarzs, without leaving your home. But you won’t leave your home at the apartment door – the courtyard will have a green recreation area, children’s playground, bike stands. “Merks” projects are distinguished by the fact that we create not only comfortable homes, but also a well-organized environment around them.”

As a special convenience, which is rarely available in residential projects in the centre, “Merks Viesturdārzs” will have underground parking lots – their construction works are now in progress and, in the stairwell from the parking lot to the apartments, the capsule, that is enclosed in the foundations of the building today, will be visible.It will also be possible to buy a personal warehouse for property storage in the basement, and in each staircase on the ground floor of the building, there will be lockable stroller and bike sharing rooms.

With ecology and the environment in mind, the project “Merks Viesturdārzs” is planned in accordance with the energy efficiency requirements of Class A. The apartments will be available with a full, high-quality interior finish, their reservation has already begun, and the first building is scheduled to be open for service in less than a year.