The Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation has launched an invited international competition for a new £21 million museum in Riga
Organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants, the contest will select an architect for a 7,000m² ‘cultural and arts centre’ and landscaped park on a former railway depot site (pictured).
A 15-strong unnamed ‘global longlist of highly accomplished practices’ has been invited to compete for the high-profile commission.
Announcing the contest, MRC chair Malcolm Reading said: ‘The objective of the architectural competition is to choose a team of architects and the museum’s architectural concept design.’
He continued: ‘This project gives architects the opportunity to design a building on an exceptional site within easy reach of the very heart of the capital. Right now, as far as European capital cities are concerned, this is a rare opportunity.’
Around five shortlisted teams will be announced early next year and a winner is expected to be announced in May.