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PHOTO: the completed and the planned of Riga Castle’s restoration

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Reconstruction of Riga Castle’s roof structure has been completed. Work on the reconstruction of the building’s façades has entered its final stages.

Repairs will continue inside during the winter season, especially on the premises of the State President’s official residence, as reported by Valsts nekustamie īpašumi and SBRE.

The last scaffolding was removed from the new roof of Riga Castle at the end of October. Work on the strengthening of the roof has been successfully concluded.

Restoration work on the outside of the building is nearing its end. Because October has been rather unpredictable in terms of weather – with air temperature being unusually low – changes have been implemented to the work schedule – it is only possible to perform the application of paint on the façade of the building when air temperature is above +5° C. This is why it has been decided to set up protective sheets so that it is possible to finish this work even under unfavourable weather conditions.

During winter, restoration work will be the most active indoors – restoration of the White Hall, Festive Hall and Emissaries Hall will continue. Restoration of the White Hall’s ceiling surface, walls and balconies will continue. Work on strengthening the seams of walls and restoration of the hall’s decorations has also been started.

The sewer system’s connection and repairs in accordance with changes approved to the project this September will have been completed by the time Latvia’s national holiday comes. Restoration of the castle’s decorations and floor panels continue inside. Restoration is also planned for light sources, furniture and representation elements. An average of 220 people is engaged in the restoration process of the castle and another 60-70 perform restoration work in different workshops around Latvia.

Some of the specialists engaged in restoration work of Riga Castle are currently at Leipziger Messe exhibition, where they expand the knowledge on preservation of ancient buildings, their reconstruction and restoration.

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