Lithuanian Firm Wins Latvian Museum Revamp

26 September 2010 (Last Updated September 26th, 2010 18:30)

Lithuanian architecture firm Process Office has won a competition to redesign the Latvian National Museum of Art. The design has been developed by architects Vytautas Bieksa, Andrius Skiezgelas, Marius Kanevicius, Rokas Kilciauskas and Jezi Stankevic, who received a prize of Ls10,000 (

Lithuanian architecture firm Process Office has won a competition to redesign the Latvian National Museum of Art.

The design has been developed by architects Vytautas Bieksa, Andrius Skiezgelas, Marius Kanevicius, Rokas Kilciauskas and Jezi Stankevic, who received a prize of Ls10,000 ($18,800).

The practice will now prepare the technical document for the museum's reconstruction.

The changes include reconstruction of the roof area, addition of a loft and addition of a glass-roofed basement in the rear, according to baltic-course.com.

The reconstruction of the building is expected to cost between Ls5m to Ls13m ($9.4m to $24.4m).