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New Riga terminal

Latvian national airline airBaltic has announced an international design contest in which architects are invited to...

Latvian national airline airBaltic has announced an international design contest in which architects are invited to submit their ideas or concepts for the new terminal at North Hub Riga.

The airline’s president and CEO, Bertolt Flick, says: “Riga International Airport has already exceeded its capacity, and a new terminal is urgently needed. Preparations for further development of the new terminal are currently underway. We also hope for more active involvement on the part of Riga International Airport in the terminal development. To many visitors, the terminal will also be the new face of Latvia, and we have invited architects to come up with innovative and unique ideas.”

The purpose of this international contest is to invite architects to create an innovative architectural and functional concept for the new terminal. The winning first stage design/concept would be used in a subsequent second stage with a view towards eventual delivery of the terminal complex.

Architects are invited to create their concepts for a terminal with capacity of around 7-8 million annual passengers (14 million eventually) on a designated vacant site at Riga airport.

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