Liepaja (German: Libau) is beside Riga the third city of Latvia with 100.000 inhabitants.
In geographical terms the town is located on a lagoon between the Baltic Sea and an interior lake.
The importance as a musical center extends far beyond Latvia.
The Liepaja Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest and most renowned orchestras in the Baltic States.
Gross floor area: 16,523 m²
Building volume: 82,400 m³
Building height: 30 m
Concert Hall of Liepaja Symphony Orchestra: 1,024 seats
Chamber Hall: 154 seats
Music School of Liepaja
Public premises: Civita Nova, Experimental Stage & Music Club, Café & Bars
2003 International Competition, 1st Prize
2004 Adaptation Project
2006 Sketch Project
2008 Final Design
2010 Final Design, Detailed Planning – “Technical Project”
2013 Start of construction and author’s supervision
Great Amber Project Team
General planner: Giencke & Company – Latvija PS, Riga
Author & Architect: Volker Giencke
Planning: Volker Giencke & Company, Graz
Project management: Petra Friedl
Acoustics: Müller BBM - Karlheinz Müller & Michael Wahl, Munich/Planegg
Stage Technic: Bühnenplanung Walter Kottke, Bayreuth
Structural engineer: Johann Birner, Graz
Building technology concept: Altherm Engineering - Hans Haugeneder, Baden/Vienna
Lighting designer: Bartenbach Lichtlabor - Christian Bartenbach, Innsbruck
Cost planning: Lugitsch ZT GmbH, Graz
Landscape planning: Paul Giencke, Berlin
Partner architect: SIA Arhitekta J. Pogas Birojs - Astra & Juris Poga, Riga