Air Traffic Control tower in Riga by NRJA

Air Traffic Control tower

Air Traffic Control tower
Image © NRJA

The quickly growing company of Latvia Air Traffic plans to build a new Air Traffic Control tower and integrated development of the territory.

Air Traffic Control tower
Image © NRJA

The goal of the project is to replace the old tower with a technologically more advanced structure to facilitate future developments. The new building incorporates technical, administrative and office areas.

Air Traffic Control tower
Image © NRJA

The underlying principle of the proposed building is to respect and continue the existing volume both in the horizontal and vertical dimensions.

Air Traffic Control tower
Image © NRJA

The new volume adheres to the established orthogonal system of the surrounding built environment.

Air Traffic Control tower
Image © NRJA

The administrative block is the same height as the existing volume and continues vertically as the tower retaining the same proportion.

Air Traffic Control tower
Scheme

The top floor of the tower is rotated around the roof axis, looking over the middle point of the apron.

Air Traffic Control tower
Scheme

The facade aluminium panel system is devised using a paper plane as visual inspiration. The varying degrees of openness ensure differentiated insolation. Source by NRJA.

Air Traffic Control tower
Diagram
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Architect: NRJA
  • Collaboration: Chris White from CPMG Architects
  • Status: Second place in international competition
  • Year: 2018
  • Images: Courtesy of NRJA
Air Traffic Control tower
Site Plan
Air Traffic Control tower
Plans
Air Traffic Control tower
Plans
Air Traffic Control tower
Axo
Air Traffic Control tower
Diagram

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