Latvian Architecture school workshop 2020

Since 2006, as every year, the Latvian School of Architecture will hold a workshop. This year's theme is OUT OF THE GRAY AREA or UNUSUAL ADVENTURES ON THE WAY FROM ZEMITANI TO BRASA. This year, the plein air will take place remotely, maintaining the current format and settings, management from the Sports 2 Quarter. The plein air will take place from September 28 to October 2.

See the official invitation (LV) HERE

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Beginning of the study year 2020/2021 for undergraduate students at RISEBA FAD

WELCOME TO RISEBA! The new academic year for architecture students at FAD will commence on September 1.

1st-year architecture students are invited to meet at the Architecture and Media Centre H2O 6 (Durbes Street 4, 3rd floor) on 1 September, 11.00 for introduction with the head of the faculty Jānis Dripe and faculty staff. Later architecture students will be joining other students and following the remaining program – official address by RISEBA Rector, introduction to the University, culture, standards, teaching staff, and students from other programmes. The program of the introduction week is HERE.
 

Durbes Street 4 in the lobby from 20.08. you can see the exhibition of RISEBA School of Architecture works!


Please note – in the evening of September 4, the Student Council is throwing a party in some cozy place Kalnciema street “Ezītis Miglā” to celebrate the New Academic Year! Come and join!

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Application for RISEBA architecture summer school "FestivaL'and 3.0" is open

Summer School on the Ephemeral Architecture and Urban Design “FestivaL’and 3.0” in 2020 will take place from July 30 to Aug 7 in Valmiera. The summer school is organized as a cooperation between the RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design and Valmiera Summer Theatre festival (VVTF). VVTF has so far four years of experience in discovering new city spaces for theatre performance. By joining the forces with RISEBA University of Applied Sciences the plans to generate and realize ambitious ideas in Valmiera have resulted in the cooperation to organize the summer school already for the third year. 

This year due to the global pandemic and measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, both VVTF and the summer school are in a different situation, challenged to think about how to respond to the constraints imposed, while seeing those as an opportunity for the new form, unprecedented tasks, and intellectual provocations. The application is extended until July 20 – just a few places left.

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FAD students participating in the project “Multifunctional public outdoor spaces in the vicinity of Riga city” Camera

Riga City Council Development Department, attracting university students from the School of Business, Arts and Technology “RISEBA” and Riga Technical University, professional landscape architects from the ALPS landscape workshop and local residents, launched a new initiative - “Multifunctional public outdoor spaces around Riga”. The aim of the project is to create a multifunctional public outdoor space in each administrative territory of the Riga Executive Directorate, creating a comfortable, safe and pleasant urban environment.

Until May 20, we invite residents to get acquainted and give an opinion on the proposals for the improvement of public outdoor space developed by students in the vicinity of Moscow suburbs, Zolitūde and Sarkandaugava: www.rdpad.lv/skaties-un-verte/

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Exibition "Bauhaus and International style buildings in Tel Aviv: maintenance and renovation"

From February 27 to April 1 RISEBA H2O6 Architecture and Media Center will host an exhibition “Bauhaus and International Style Buildings in Tel Aviv: Maintenance and Renovation”

The exhibition presents the unique architectural heritage of the Bauhaus in Tel Aviv, which dates back to the 1930s. 

The exhibition is authored by co-founder of Bauhaus center in Tel Aviv, Dr. Miha Gross, who explores Tel Aviv's modern cultural heritage with great enthusiasm and introduces it to those interested.

Opening of the exhibition on February 27 at 16.00 at the RISEBA H2O6 Center for Architecture and Media, Durbes Street 4, 1st floor lobby.

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SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: Finnish Institute in Estonia introduces project in NARVA "Reconfiguring Territories" Camera

Slice of Architecture at FAD on Thursday, Feb 13, 13.00 –>>> Kadri Kaljurand from Finnish institute in Estonia will present interdisciplinary project (Re)configuring Territories, which is  a research program for emerging architects, artists, designers, programmers and urban planners. The program takes place at the Narva Art Residency, in Narva, eastern Estonia.


The lecture will be held @ H2O 6 kvartāls, Architecture and media centre, 4 Durbes Street, 3rd floor design studio. Welcome!

 

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SLICE OF ARCHITECTURE: EASA 2020 AFTERNOON STORYTIME

Slice of Architecture at FAD on Friday, Feb 7, 13.00 –>>> open lecture from EASA Latvia members Gustavs Grasis and Andrejs Sokolovs "European Architecture Student Assembly - Afternoon storytime". The European Architecture Student Assembly, or EASA as it is more widely known, is a two week long summer event where more than 500 architecture students from all of Europe and the world come together to take part in 40 workshops. The next EASA event will be held in the border town of Valga/Valka between Estonia and Latvia at the end of July, and an EASA sister event called SESAM will be held in Slavutych, Ukraine at the end of May.

 

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RISEBA BA&MA Architecture program Thesis project defense 2020 Camera

January 30 and 31 The Bachelor and Master program final Thesis will be defended at the FAD! Altogether 14 upcoming graduates and emerging architects will defend their thesis projects on architecture and urban strategies in order to receive Bachelor degree of Engineering Sciences in Architecture and Professional Master’s degree in Architecture.

Projects will be reviewed by international juree comittee:

Mg.arch. Ole Wiig (NO) - Architectural Director and Chairman, NSW

Mg.arch. Toomas Tammis (EE) - Professor and former dean at Estonian Academy of Arts

Mg.arch. Gunta Grikmane (LV), architect,“Sarma&Norde arhitekti”

Mg.arch.,Andris Kronbergs (LV), RISEBA honorary professor, leading architect “ARHIS ARHITEKTI”

Mg.art. dipl.arch. Dina Suhanova (LV)

Mg.arch. Dainis Rūdolfs Šmits(LV), RISEBA guest lecturer

Dr.arc. Ilze Paklone (LV), RISEBA Associate Professor

 

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FAD Master's programme graduate Ruta Rinkule – winner of BAUA Awards 2019 Camera

FAD Master's programme graduate Ruta Rinkule receives award for the best architecture graduation project in the annual BAUA Awards 2019 show held on Nov 9 in Riga. BAUA Awards is an exhibition and competition of the best projects of young Baltic architects happening already for the seventh time with the aim to present, compare and award the best graduation works of architecture students from the Baltic States.
The graduation works were evaluated by the jury, consisting of licensed architects who are not involved in teaching architecture at any of the participating schools in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania – the Union of International Architects Secretary General Serban Tiganas and representatives from each Baltic state – architects Ilze Mekša, Igns Ogints ("DO Architects") and Narva city chief architect Ivan Sergejev.

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FAD students take part in the "Mission: Gauja" of Augmented Urbans project in Cēsis Camera

In organising the temporary office “Mission: Gauja” within the project AUGMENTED URBANS, the municipality of Cēsis had the possibility to test a pattern of population involvement allowing everyone to visit the temporary office at a convenient time – both daily and during the events. In two weeks time thereby they managed to involve the widest and more diverse community and variety of interests. RISEBA architecture students Zanda Bojāre and Anete Biņķe participated in the events on September 20, 2019 by presenting their ideas of the development opportunities, scenarios and potential of developing the city of Cēsis as a resort. The task of the studio (Architecture design IV, tutors: V. Celmiņš, I. Paklone) project was to analyse what could be maintained in Gaujaslīči and Cīrulīši, also, how to attract more tourists, and how Cēsis could achieve resort status with the particular design scenarios.

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