31.05.2017

The reconstructed BMW Centre in Riga, Dārzciema iela 64a, was opened on 11 May in an official event. Reconstruction of the building started on February 2016; the existing BMW Centre was rebuilt and new premises have received additional 1600 m2 of space. The customer admits that reconstruction of the building has been performed in accordance with the highest BMW standards. Now, the Car Centre is placed on three floors with total area of 8288 m2; it is replenished by glass elements on which the story of BMW’s history is told from the very beginning, starting with year 1916.

The building has gained a new, modern look and additional functionality.


A festive commemoration was held in honour of starting the construction of the Orthodox Church of the Lady of Kazan Icon

16.05.2017

Skonto Būve has started working on the construction of the Orthodox Church of the Lady of Kazan Icon in Jūrmala, Dzintari. A festive commemoration was held on 28 April of the present year in honour of starting the construction. It is planned to finish the construction of the church on September 2018.

“The Orthodox Church in Dzintari has had a rough past and we are now witnessing a historical moment - thanks to efforts of many involved parties, the church is being restored. Construction laws that are around thousand years old must be followed during its construction, and the old traditions must be carefully obliged. I was really engaged in the restoration of the Nativity of Christ Cathedral in Riga and now I would really like to help to create another church,” Guntis Rāvis, Chairman of the Skonto Būve Council said during the event.

The foundation stone of theChurch of the Lady of Kazan Icon was put in Dzintari (Edinburg) on 18 July 1894, its construction was mostly funded by donations. On 23 June 1986, the newly built Church of Edinburg was consecrated in honour of the Icon of the Lady of Kazan. In 1962, the Church of the Lady of Kazan Icon, which remained undamaged after two world wars was barbarically destroyed in one day and removed from Earth’s surface with bulldozers. This sacred place was empty for a long time.

In 2010, the Church Congregation was renewed in Dzintari and ministrations were started again. Already in 2013, in the soon-to-be place of the altar of the Church of the Lady of Kazan Icon, an Eight-pointed Cross was installed, but in the foundation of the altar wall, a foundation stone with an image of an eight-pointed cross was put. A commemoration article in Latvian and Russian was built in the foundations of the church. The project of the architect Didzis Krūmiņš requires special skills during construction - formation of bricked vaults, domes, arches and the rest of the finishing in accordance with the Canons of the OrthodoxChurch.


Skonto Būve is launching the construction of the Dzintari Church of the Lady of Kazan Icon

11.04.2017
Skonto Būve has started working on the construction of the Dzintari Orthodox Church of the Lady of Kazan Icon in Jūrmala It is planned to put the object into operation on September 2018. The project is rather complicated, especially in relation to stone building works, as stone arches, domes, vaults and the finishing must be built in accordance with the canons of the Orthodox church. All the necessary communications will also be installed in the church in order to conform with all the necessary security requirements. Customer of the project - Dzintari Orthodox Church of the Lady of Kazan Icon

A kindergarten construction is launched in Ikšķile

07.04.2017

At the end of March, Skonto Būve initiated construction of a new kindergarten in Ikšķile. The project was started with setting up the construction site and it will be continued by construction works. The kindergarten will have premises for studying and playing as well as a gym and a pool. In this kindergarten it is planned to have a group for children with special needs, therefore the premises and getting to these premises will be specially adapted. The customer of the project is Ikšķile District Municipality and it is planned to put the building into operation on June 2018. The customer of the object is SIA Ērmans.


Skonto Būve receives an award in the Latvijas Būvniecības Gada balva 2016 contest

07.04.2017
The best buildings and constructors of Latvia were announced in the official ceremony of the Latvijas Būvniecības Gada balva 2016 contest on 30 March 2017, in the National Library of Latvia. An excellent jury comprised of 30 practitioners and scholars nominated by non-governmental organisations of the construction sector were choosing the best buildings in three review rounds. Within the contest, the 1st construction round of the Riga Motor Museum obtained the 1st place in the “Rebuilding” category. The building also received the special prize from the insurance company ERGO as “Public Benefit of 2016”, as well as an award from Knauf. Skonto Būve performed reconstruction of the Riga Motor Museum within a procurement of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate and according to a project made by Arhis Arhitekti.