There is simply no room for space to spring up close to Riga’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town. As a result, the opportunity to develop a new and fully integrated living environment in the area covering almost 60,000 m² is an extraordinary one. Designed by the renowned DUAL arhitekti (Latvia) and Archunion (Ukraine), the quarter being developed on the former industrial site will celebrate its style and heritage. The 19th-century chimney being retained on the site will serve as a landmark and reminder of its past. The buildings will also contribute to the overall sense of history, mimicking the brickwork originally used on the site and employing a stylish but muted colour palette.