Vastint Latvia has begun construction work on a multi-storey car park at 27 Daibes Street in Mārupe. The facility will offer parking spaces for the residents of the adjacent Lindenholma residential quarter and surrounding areas as well as for employees and visitors of Business Garden Riga. The three-storey car park will provide more than 400 parking spaces in total, including 15 spaces for disabled and 27 spaces for motorcycles. Construction work is planned to be completed in summer next year.
In 2009, Mārupe municipality approved a detailed plan for the area to be developed by Vastint Latvia. As part of this plan, the first phase of the Business Garden Riga office campus has already been built, and the construction of the first stage of Lindenholma residential quarter is ongoing. The multi-storey car park currently underway is part of the approved development plan for the area, guaranteeing high-quality, sustainable infrastructure that will be beneficial for its surroundings. It has been designed by the architectural firm Linia and the architects Arvīds Līkops and Kristaps Blaubergs.
“Our aim in this project was to find a balance between rational planning of space, ease of use and incorporation into the surrounding environment. One of the main tasks was to create a building which not only fulfils its functions, but also provides aesthetic value added for the existing quarter”, explains one of the project’s designers, architect Arvīds Līkops.
The open-air building will ensure natural ventilation and reduce energy consumption. Part of the roof is envisaged in such a way that the majority of the parking spaces on the top storey will be sheltered from precipitation and the sun’s rays. The design will also lessen the extent of the car park visible from the upper floors of nearby buildings. The car park will also include both open-type and lockable bicycle racks, and charging points for electric cars. To enhance the accessibility of the parking spaces, two lifts will be installed for the convenience of users.
Similar to other projects developed by Vastint Latvia, the car park on Daibes Street has received special attention in regards to landscaping; the building will be complemented by lush greenery, which will play not only a visual but also a practical role. It is planned that the placement of the building, the landscape around it, as well as the trees and bushes in combination with sunshades on the facade, will physically screen the car park from the streets, reducing the impact of noise, emissions and light from cars in the surrounding area.