Dental Clinic on Ģertrūdes Street

Year: 2013 - 2014Location: Latvia, Riga, Ģertrūdes Street 59AProject Team: Kārlis Lauders, Rita LaudereStructural Design: Jēkabs Januševskis Photo: Māris Lagzdiņš, Gvido Kajons

2015 - Riga Architectural Award -finalist honourable mention for Dental Clinic in Riga, Ģertrūdes Street 59A

2015 - Latvian Designers society special mention for the interior of Dental Clinic in Riga, Ģertrūdes Street 59A

2015 - Latvian architecture annual award - second stage for Dental Clinic in Riga, Ģertrūdes Street 59A

2015 - Latvian building annual award - honourable mention for Dental Clinic in Riga, Ģertrūdes Street 59A


After demolishing the previous building, the original 19th-century bricks were kept and reused in the new building's facade. The subtle clayish hues of the bricks help to harmonise the new building with its environment. The ground floor was built with the old bricks – out of respect for the original structure –, whereas the second floor was done in wood, using narrow vertical planks. The second storey is diagonally joined with the bottom structure at the sides of the building, which makes it appear lighter and creates a harmonious combination of brick and wood. The wood panelling is separated from the brick by a narrow strip of tin, which is also the material used for the building's roof. The smaller adjacent structure was part of the property – since it had to be preserved, adjustments were made to match its facade with that of the dental clinic.

1st FLOOR
2nd FLOOR

Before