The building of the Riga Circus is one of the oldest purpose-built circus buildings in Europe. And, indeed, walking along the bustling Merķeļa Street past it, the building seems to have always stood there and it has long become part of Riga.
The first season began in the circus building in 1888 when, commissioned by the businessman Albert Salamonsky, the house topped with an overwhelming dome was opened in the very centre of the city next to Vērmane’s Garden. To have the intended shape of the building, rails were used as structural elements, proving through the architecture that in the circus everything was possible.
On March 2nd, 2018 the competion THE RENOVATION OF THE HISTORIC BUILDING OF THE RIGA CIRCUS AND DEVELOPMENT VISION FOR THE TERRITORY has been launched.
The proposal of the Sketch Design, prepared and presented in accordance with the requirements must be submitted by 4 June 2018, 17:00.
Official information about competition: Riga Circus Vision Competition