SKONTO BUVE receives GRAND PRIX 2015 for the reconstruction of Riga Castle
SKONTO BŪVE receives 4 awards in the contest “Latvian Construction Awards 2015”
Opening of the Ogre Technical School reconstructed by “Skonto Būve”
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SKONTO BUVE receives GRAND PRIX 2015 for the reconstruction of Riga Castle

Skonto Būve on its 21st anniversary received the main prize - GRAND PRIX in competition "Latvian Construction Award 2015" for the reconstruction of Riga Castle that was organized by magazines "Latvijas Būvniecība" and "Latvijas Architektūra".

Premises with an area of almost 10,000 m2 have been reconstructed, providing not only restoration of the building, but also of all artistic and functional elements. Renovation of load-bearing structures and strengthening of the foundation and structures has been performed, as well as renovation of furniture, paintings, chandeliers, wall and ceiling paintings, and interior finish has been completed in all parts of the castle. Many interior elements have obtained an unseen brilliance and splendor.Builders and restorers have done magnificent work that was highly assessed by the jury.

This year 95 objects in 10 categories were submitted, of which 7 objects were built and reconstructed by Skonto Buve.

Award ceremony took place on March 10th in the House of Culture “Ziemeļblāzma”.
Mission  of "Latvian Construction Award 2015” is to promote safe, innovative, high quality and aesthetic buildings and structures that are created in territory Latvia or outside it, where the implementation of the project is the responsibility of Latvian citizens - builders, designers, design manufacturers, etc.

SKONTO BŪVE receives 4 awards in the contest “Latvian Construction Awards 2015”

For Skonto Būve, the Year 2015 in the domain of construction was hard but nevertheless - fertile. It was also recognised within the framework of the contest “Latvian Construction Awards 2015” organised by the magazines “Latvijas Būvniecība” and “Latvijas Architektūra” that awarded Skonto Būve 3 prizes for objects that it has built and reconstructed throughout the year, as well as an award to the project manager of Skonto Būve.

In the nomination “New engineer building” 1st place was awarded to “Station “Bolderāja 2” with the Connecting Road to the Russian Island”.

“This is undoubtedly one of the widest transport infrastructure projects in Latvia as well as in the entire Baltic states, and Skonto Būve is glad for the opportunity to take part in it and to invest in the development of a modern city. I am proud that Skonto Būve, together with its partners, has succeeded in this,” explains Guntis Ravis, the Head of the Board of the limited company “Skonto Būve”.

Project manager Dmitrijs Soldatenko.

In the nomination “New building – public premises” 2nd place was awarded to the object “Riga Motor Museum with the outbuilding of the Road Traffic Safety Directory’s client centre”.

Project manager Modris Seļakovs, the responsible construction work manager Raimonds Breide.

Meanwhile, the object “Riga Castle” received the main award GRAND PRIX.

The manager of the Riga Castle project Egils Klebergs and the responsible construction work manager Edgars Sivickis also received a certificate of recognition.

In the nomination “Project Manager of the Year 2015” 2nd place was awarded to Dmitrijs Soldatenko.

Opening of the Ogre Technical School reconstructed by “Skonto Būve”

On 6 January 2016 the renovated building of Ogre Technical School was opened, the construction works of which were performed by the building company “Skonto Būve”. The reconstruction that lasted for two years was finished within the predicted term, and Ogre Technical School is now a modern educational complex – the educational institution has been expanded and adjusted so that there is now a comfortable and modern environment with high potential for student achievements.

By the end of reconstruction of the existing study block, the premises were expanded, a new study hangar and the internal and external communications were built, and the surrounding school territory was also improved.

Guntis Rāvis, Chairman of the LLC Skonto Būve board, said: “The opening of a finished object is always a significant event. We are happy to help in creating a more valuable and modern environment, so that future young specialists can master their skills and knowledge more successfully in suitable, improved, and high quality premises, and therefore improve their competitiveness not only in Latvia, but even internationally”.

The reconstruction of Ogre Technical School took place within the project entitled “The development of the infrastructure of Ogre Technical School and modernisation of the study equipment”, which was financed by the European Regional Development Fund and co-financed by the State budget, the total costs of which were EUR 12 632 827. The project client is the Ministry of Education and Science.

Photographer: Ieva Čīka, LETA