Railway Museum

The expansion of Railway Museum seeks to connect the different historic trainyard buildings as well as the outdoor exhibition area into one continuous experience.

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Historic photograph of a railway depot characteristic of the period.

Railway architecture is charactarized by it's scale which is defined by the dimensions of trains and tracks. The module is repeated everywhere throughout the buildings.

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Site plan

The visitor enters the historic train depot and can wander between the trains or walk inside the museum building.

The visitor enters the historic train depot and can wander between the trains or walk inside the museum building.

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Entrance into the territory

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View from Uzvaras boulevard

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Ground floor plan

Project data

Type: Museum, reconstruction
Location: Riga, Latvia
Client: SJSC “Latvijas dzelzceļš”
Architect: GAISS (Arnita Melzoba, Kārlis Melzobs, Agnese Mālniece) in collaboration with MADE arhitekti
Plot size: 18270 m²
Floor surface: 5435 m²
Timeline: 2017
Status: Competition proposal

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