“Roma and the Teacher, Astra Zariņa” Exhibition   Camera

On March 14, 2024, the RISEBA University faculty of Architecture and Design, in collaboration with the ARHITEKSTI Foundation, unveiled the exhibition “Roma and the Teacher, Astra Zariņa” at the Latvian National Library. This exhibition celebrates the intellectual legacy of the renowned Latvian architect and pedagogue, Astra Zariņa, in Italy. It explores Zariņa’s long-standing research object - Rome, its public space, and the social significance of its roof landscape on the city’s daily life and culture. 

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Architectural Collaboration’s Monumental Victory Camera

We are proud to share the news of a collaborative triumph in the architectural realm! Our distinguished tutors at the RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and Design, from the landscape atelier ALPS Ainavu Darbnīca, participated in a team that achieved a monumental victory in the Riga Ropax Terminal architectural competition. This success was realized in collaboration with the globally renowned Zaha Hadid Architects and the esteemed Latvian firm Sarma Norde Architects

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HydroCity: Wirral Waters Camera

Our students and tutors from RISEBA’s architecture department embarked on an uplifting trip to Manchester for the "HydroCity: Wirral Waters" project. This venture was a deep dive into the urban water edge conditions and hydrophilia in architecture, focusing on the "Wirral Waters" development area in Birkenhead, UK. The team engaged in zoning, masterplan creation, and pilot building design, shedding light on the "Blind spots in architecture," which is this year's academic theme. The collaborative effort with the Manchester School of Architecture will culminate in a book publication encapsulating their research and design proposals. The trip was an educational exercise and a journey of discovery, challenging biases, and embracing sustainable, digital, and socially inclusive architecture.

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Bridge over Zunda Canal Camera

It is with great pride and satisfaction that we would like to share the great news - the talented master program students of our Faculty of Architecture and Design, Sergejs Kopils and Andrejs Kopils, together with our faculty teacher Harijas Alsins, have won second place (promotion award) in the Riga city competition for a bridge over the Zunda Channel!

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Slice of Architecture: the four columns of architecture

We cordially invite you to immerse yourself in the captivating world of architecture during the upcoming “Slice of Architecture” lecture. Renowned architect Dirk Jan Postel will delve into the very essence of what architecture truly is about.
The lecture will happen in the FAD studio, Durbes street 4, 3rd floor studio and Zoom.

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HYDROCITY: Urban Water Edge Conditions in Kipsala, Latvia, and Wirral, UK.

A collaborative design laboratory by Manchester School of Architecture and RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design

We invite you to experience the vision of the Manchester School of Architecture and RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design students on water edge conditions in Kipsala, Riga and Wirral Waters, UK. The exhibit will open its doors in the RISEBA H2O Quarters, Durbes Iela 4, at 18:30, March 13, 2024.


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Entrance exam in drawing

Foreign applicants do not have to take an entrance exam in drawing. Applicants must submit a portfolio of creative work according to regulations.

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International workshop ConnectA 2024 Camera

RISEBA FAD students and tutors participated in the international student workshop ConnectA 2024, organized by ERASMUS partners CEU UCH (CEU Cardenal Herrera University) in Valencia, Spain. This year's workshop was dedicated to designing a “beach scenography” for a coastal area, and was led by the founding architects of the Athenian studio AREA (Architecture Research Athens). 

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Join the Daylight Talks lecture this week on Thursday, Feb 15, 13.00 at Riseba University / FAD Durbes iela 4 (3rd floor studio). LMDA director, researcher, also architect and designer Liene Jākobsone will talk about LIGHT, VIEWS AND TRANSPARENCIES. Talk introduced and moderated by Dina Suhanova.

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MA Thesis Defense

Save the Date!
Our Faculty of Architecture and Design is welcoming you to listen to Master thesis defense presentations @ FAD 3rd floor studio &LIVE stream on 26.01.24, 10.00-18:00

Thesis presentations will be evaluated by our international & local jury members:
Committee chair - Dr. Linda Leitāne; Guest chair - moderator - Ole Wiig, MA (GSD); deputy chair - Andris Kronbergs, Mag. arh., god. prof.; Committee chair - Gunta Grikmane, Mag. arh..; Committee chair - Rudolfs Dainis Šmits, MATS, BArch.

Join LIVE stream here @ FAD facebook account and RISEBA Youtube chanel.



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