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Latvijas Arhitektūras muzejs
Rīga, Mazā Pils iela 19, LV-1050, tālr. 7220779
Open: Mon. 9.00-18.00; Tu., Wed., Th. 9.00.-17.00; Fri. 9.00-16.00; week-end - closed
Free admission

Museum inhabits one of the Medieval dwelling houses in Old Riga., known as “Three brothers”.


 “Edgars and Aina Senbergs. Modernists”

This exhibition demonstrates the Professional output of the architects’ couple – Edgars and Aina Šēnbergs – during the Soviet period. They belonged to a generation born and raised independent Republic of Latvia but studying after the Second World War. Regardless of the occupation regime, their designs as well as individual principles brightly expressed the imbued nation-building ideals. The Šēnbergs couple stood out by rational, carefully considered buildings constructed in as good a quality as possible. Architects of this generation were convinced modernists who deliberately held on to this position even later when architecture had already absorbed subsquent stylistic tendencies – regionalism and postmodernism. Selected objects characterise similarities and differences in the creative style of the Šēnbergs couple, their collaboration and and mutual impressions as well as the career development from the status of like-minded colleagues to competitors not just in the professioanal but but also in personal lives. Curator  of exhibition – Karīna Horsta, designer – Zane Kalnina.