Riga Airport development strategies

Arhis / Andris Kronbergs, Raimonds Saulītis and photo: Ansis Starks

Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) - Biennale Architettura 2016

Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) - Biennale Architettura 2016

This feasibility diagram captures perhaps one of the most daring infrastructural ambitions of Riga International airport in 2008, moments before the economic crisis. Three 3km runways are arranged to be served by three 3-level terminals, encircled by a new railway loop, altogether designed to accommodate a passenger flow of 50 million people per year. Needless to say, Riga airport did not opt for this scenario, but the very existence of it and many more alike proves the strategic regional importance of this transport node also in relation to the newly planned Riga airport connection of the Rail Baltica railway line.

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  • Title: Riga Airport development strategies
  • Creator: Arhis / Andris Kronbergs, Raimonds Saulītis, photo: Ansis Starks