In development: ELEMENTAL Skanste office complex, Riga
Riga’s rapidly developing Skanste area is getting an integral and functional, carefully planned environment based first and foremost on the needs of the community. The development project consists of five class A office buildings, a parking garage and surrounding outdoor areas. A total of 41 400 m2 of rental space and 1900 parking spaces will be established: 1100 in the parking garage and 800 in underground parking levels. The first phase will see the completion of two office buildings with 10 -storey towers containing 20 500 m2 of office space and 367 parking spaces.
To ensure the finest quality and a healthy work environment, BIM (building information modelling) will be used to design the buildings, and they will also comply with the international BREEAM sustainability standard. The ELEMENTAL Skanste office complex has a superb location: in the heart of the most modern part of Riga, Arēna Rīga, near a new residential quarter with more than 1000 apartments and several parks. The complex has high visibility and is easily accessible. A new tram line will be built for 2021, running right to the “doorstep” of the complex on Skanstes Street. The Riga conference and concert centre is being planned on the plot across the street.