Until March 31, the RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and Design BA architecture graduate project exhibition «Designing for Knowledge Territories» is on view at the National Library of Latvia first floor exhibition hall. The exhibition is accompanied by a new catalogue and a guest lecture by architect Francisco Martinez on March 8 at 16.00.

Stories Editorial March 8, 2018

The RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) organises the annual BA Thesis projects exhibition. This year, the ten exhibited bachelor projects share a common interest in strategic planning and designing for knowledge territories, academic centres and schools. The exhibition «Designing for Knowledge Territories» continues the spring semester 2017 architecture studio «Knowledge mile», led by tutors Viesturs Celmiņš, Ilze Paklone and Tomass Štelmahs.

The exhibition also features first–year student’s spatial experiments (tutors Didzis Jaunzems, Dina Suhanova, M. Olčovska), second–year student’s multi–storey apartment building projects (tutors Bart Melort, Ints Menģelis) in three different places in Riga, as well as third–year projects for the annex of the Latvian National Theatre (tutors Andris Kronbergs, Ilze Paklone).

The annual projects catalogue «The FAD BA Thesis Book. 2018» is also available at the exhibition.

Lecture by Francisco Martinez

The public lecture held on March 8 at 16.00 at the first floor atrium of the National Library of Latvia by architect Francisco Martinez «Under Construction» will be a presentation of the process in creating the architecture, the evolution of the architecture project through different phases, from concept until construction, in order to preserve the design ambitions.

Architect Francisco Martinez studied architecture and art at ETSAV in Valencia and at the School of Architecture of Paris La Défense. In parallel with his projects as a partner of the «Kubota & Bachmann Architects», he has collaborated with Jean Nouvel on the Agbar Tower project in Barcelona, and «OMA» on the Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale, Caen, France. Francisco Martinez is a guest tutor at RISEBA FAD for the spring semester of 2017/2018. The lecture will be held in English.


The exhibition «Designing for Knowledge Territories» will be open until March 31 at the first–floor exhibition hall of the National Library of Latvia, Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga.