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Latvijas Arhitektūras muzejs
Rīga, Mazā Pils iela 19, LV-1050, tālr. 7220779
Monday 9.00 – 18.00
Thuesday 9.00 – 17.00
Wednesdey 9.00 – 19.00
Thursday 9.00 – 17.00
Friday 9.00 – 16.00
Saturday, Sunday – closed
Free admission

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


04.07.2022. – 02.09.2022.
Exhibition cycle ‘Never-built Riga. Maps and plans’
Seventh exhibition From Lielrīga to Pierīga Region

The closing exhibition of the cycle presents the development design plans of the territories adjacent to Riga from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The exhibition clearly reveals urban planning documents unknown to the public, which played a significant role in local government decision-making process but were not publicly available during the Soviet era. The occupation regime had imposed its mark on projects for for service use, in secrecy or top secret. Soviet-era urban planners worked on the social utopia inspired by the ideas of the Communist Party in the conditions of the total economic failure of the totalitarian regime. No less interesting are the efforts of modern spatial planners to control the development of Pierīga in the conditions of a market economy. The exhibition asks the question – where to look for the causes of problems, or in the prevailing ideology, or in the mastery or lack of thereof?

The exhibition features plans and pictures from the collection of the Latvian Museum of Architecture, aerial photos by Juris Kalniņš and visuals from the collection of Jānis Lejnieks.