Rail Baltica Planning Competition

7 Nov 2016

7 November 2016 – Submission Deadline
Type: open, international, anonymous, one-stage

Language: English and Latvian
Fee: none

Eligibility: Designers with professional experience in the area

Competition subject:

A sketch design for a complex spatial development of the central multi-modal public transport hub in Riga and construction of the Rail Baltica railway bridge over the River Daugava. The sketch design should include functional and architectural solutions for rebuilding and expansion of the Riga passenger station, the architectural and structural design of the Rail Baltica bridge over the River Daugava, master plan solutions for the entire development of the competition area.


7 November 2016, 12:00 am


Total of 150,000€

Jury: The Jury of the competition will include representatives from the State Inspection for Heritage Protection, Riga City Council, Riga Construction Board, JSC “Latvijas Dzelzceļš”, Ministry of Transport, as well as internationally recognized leading specialists in the relevant area from Germany, Great Britain and Latvia.

Design Challenge:

The competition area covers approximately 140,000 sq m in the central part of Riga, the capital of Latvia, and it has always been one of the landmarks of the capital city together with the historic central railway station of Riga (to be rebuilt) and the existing bridge over the legendary River Daugava. Until 2022 it is planned here:
– to build a railway track of the European standard gauge;
– to rebuild and extend the station, transform the embankment;
– to establish a multi-modal public transport hub;
– to build a new bridge over the River Daugava.

For more information, and to enter:

www.metukonkurss.lv or railbaltica@metukonkurss.lv