Multifunctional centre “Great amber”Radio str 8, Liepaja

The multifunctional center “Lielais dzintars” is an internationally important object in both – architecture and in the construction industry. It is a concert hall and home for Liepaja Symphony Orchestra and Liepaja Music School. There is a Great Hall with 1080 seats and 128 places for choir, as well as a Chamber Hall with 200 spectators. The building project has been developed by an international group of authors, technical design solutions created in Austria and Latvia, attracting high-level experts from all over Europe. The Concert Hall concept is “egg-in-egg”, that is, the building has a supporting metal frame in which the other structure is installed. Such a solution was used in Latvia for the first time, requiring a high level of qualification from builders and designers.

The general contractor Merks team successfully organized works in a very limited area in the city center. The unique architecture required a very precise and complicated construction process, since there are only a few straight planes and lines in the building. To create the required geometry, a geodesist worked on the site every day, setting the position of the structures on the site. A specially assembled exterior façade, each of which has different shapes in the amber glass segment, gives the building a unique look at different angles of sunshine. The object has received international attention, because the builders were able to perfectly fulfill the architect’s original intention.

Client:
Liepāja City Council
Name of the project:
Multifunctional centre “Great amber”
Category:
Building
Type of construction:
Education, culture, sports buildings
Designer:
Folkers Gīnke, PS Giencke & Company – Latvija
Description of work:
New building
Country:
Latvia
Adress:
Radio str 8, Liepaja
Beginning of project:
2013
Completion year:
2015