Second place winner of the architectural competition for the
Air Traffic Control tower in Riga, Latvia.
NRJA in collaboration with Chris White from CPMG Architects.
growing company of Latvia Air Traffic plans to build a new Air Traffic Control
tower to replace the old tower with a technologically more advanced structure
to facilitate future developments. The new building incorporates technical,
administrative and office areas.
underlying principle of the proposed building is to respect and continue the
existing volume both in the horizontal and vertical dimensions. The new volume
adheres to the established orthogonal system of the surrounding built
environment. The administrative block is the same height as the existing volume
and continues vertically as the tower retaining the same proportion. The top
floor of the tower is rotated around the roof axis, looking over the middle
point of the apron. The facade aluminium panel system is devised using a paper
plane as visual inspiration. The varying degrees of openness ensure
First floor plan
Second floor plan
Tower floor/roof plans
Tower cabin plan
Constructive section of tower cabin