LNK Industries JSC Puts into Operation the Historic Building at 5 Alberta Street

LNK Industries JSC puts into operation the reconstructed and renovated residential building at 5 Alberta Street in the quiet centre of Riga, which is considered to be the pearl of Riga's Art Nouveau housing development.

The house at 5 Alberta Street is 22.8 metres high, it has 6 floors and a total floor area of 2932 m2. During reconstruction, general construction and finishing works of 3719 m3 were performed, which included the renovation of the façade and interior of the building, as well as the construction of internal and external utility networks. After reconstruction, there are luxurious apartments of 50 m2 to 90 m2 in one wing of the residential building, while the second wing holds studio-type apartments.

“We are pleased that the brick masonry revenue house built in 1900, which has been in very poor technical condition until now, and which had long been an eyesore to many Rigans and city guests, is experiencing its renaissance. Prior to the commencement of reconstruction, the potential engineering and technical solutions were investigated in detail, so that during reconstruction, the historic values of the building would be in harmony with innovative solutions of the 21st century,” emphasises Member of the Board of LNK Industries JSC Jevgenijs Locovs.

The building, which is part of the historic centre of the city of Riga, is included in the Latvian national list of the UNESCO World Heritage and is built in an eclectic style with features characteristic of Art Nouveau. Until the beginning of reconstruction, it was in very poor technical condition, and for a long time it has been an eyesore to many people; thanks to reconstruction and renovation, it experienced its renaissance. Prior to the commencement of reconstruction, the potential engineering and technical solutions were investigated in detail, so that during reconstruction, the historic values of the building would be in harmony with innovative solutions of the 21st century.

During reconstruction, general construction and finishing works were performed, which include the renovation of the façade and interior of the building, as well as the construction of internal and external utility networks. After reconstruction, there are luxurious apartments in one wing of the residential building, while the second wing holds studio-type apartments. As a result of reconstruction, the building is connected to the city's utility system. It has 3 new elevators, one of which is located in the inner courtyard to preserve the historic layout of the main façade, and the other two are located in side bulks. The historic layout of the house was preserved as well, i.e. the entrance to the apartments is from the main staircase.