/ Mangalsala Latvia

Project: Housing development
Client: The City of Riga and Baltic Development Consultancy (2007)
Location: Latvia, Mangalsala
Size: 240 000 m²
Site: Riverbank and seaside area
Design team: Katariina Rautiala and Pentti Raiski of POOK Architects, Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen of Avanto Architects, and assistants Xsania and Harald Helfrics

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Mangansala peninsula is situated in the Daugava mouth of Baltic sea in Riga, Latvia.

The main attraction of the peninsula is its exceptional nature and different types of water and coast:

1. BALTIC SEA

Beach and dunes – in the future the dune area is preserved as it is, recreational use of the area is enhanced.

2. RIVER DAUGAVA

Heavily treated port and industrial area – in the future the riverbank can be designed as a public marina with boulevard and recreational facilities. There can be exclusive riverside housing of up to 5 levels.

3. VECDAUGAVA

Natura 2000 protection area with many species of bird and reed – in the future there can be a nature path and a small motor boat marina for the new Mangansala housing area.

4. NEW CANALS

People are offered contact to the water just next to the houses. Residents have the possibility of keeping their private boats  next to their apartment.

It is very important to offer public accessibility to all these water areas and possibility to walk around the peninsula.