Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia

Located in the capital, Riga, the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art will be the first purpose-built centre for the combined collection of contemporary art in the nation, and the first new museum commissioned since independence.

The new building, which will encompass around 8,000m2 of GIA, will become the centrepiece of New Hanza City – an emerging development on the edge of the Art Nouveau district, and within walking distance of many of Riga’s major cultural institutions. It will contain a variety of spaces for exhibitions, education, public engagement and events.

Image credits: Adjaye Associates

Plan A’s Key Responsibilities

  • During the competition process, our role included establishing and monitoring a design programme for producing the bid, advising on fee/resource requirements, and providing the responses to the delivery aspects within the ITT.
  • Established and implemented design procedures and protocols that responded to the team’s split location between London and Riga.
  • Prepared, monitored and updated master and design stage plans of work, as well as implementing and managing a suite of design management tools to assist design team coordination and communication with the Client.
  • Design Programme preparation and monitoring.
  • Progress reporting.
  • Establishing and managing change control.


  • Project: Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia

  • Sector: Culture

  • Architect: Adjaye Associates

  • Client: Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation

  • Size: 8,000sqm

  • Structural Engineering: IG Kurbads SIA

  • Mechanical Engineering: O3FM

  • Electrical Engineering: Abele Engineering Bureau

  • Plan A Appointed: Competition - Stage 4

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