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.

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The reconstruction proposal emphasizes the historic train depot site as the museum's central exhibit piece. The visitor enters the historic train depot and can wander between the trains or walk inside the museum building.

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Railway architecture is defined by the scale of trains and tracks. These dimensions form a module which repeated throughout the buildings.

Railway architecture is defined by the scale of trains and tracks. These dimensions form a module which repeated throughout the buildings.

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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
Year: 2017