Ziemeļu Vārti (North Gate) is another office building, which adorns Riga since 2006. It is located on the fork of two streets, Brivibas iela and Cesu iela, and technically belongs to Brasa area. I have absolutely no idea why it's named Northern Gate. Eastern Gate (location-wise) would suit much better.
This modern Soviet Building is the headquarter of two extremely popular Latvian media channels European Hits Radio and Latvijas Neatkarīga Televīzija (Latvian iNdependent Television) The building itself is built in 1986 on Elijas iela 17, Maskachka in Soviet Avant-garde architecture style.
Riga World Trade Center's tasks are like in every Western oriented country. Perform international exhibitions, promote Latvia on international market for profitable trade. The building itself was built in 1974 and originally was an head office of Communist Party in Latvia. It was built from the best and the most expensive materials, hence it remains modern look uptillnow.
Tirdzniecības centrs Sahara (Sahara Shopping Centre) is not named after the biggest desert in Africa. It is named after Soviet human rights activist and Nobel prize laureate Andrei Sakharov. The shopping center was built in 2004 on the cross of Andreja Saharova iela and Lubanas iela.
The main office building of DnB Nord Bank is already in use, although it is not absolutely ready yet. It has the most original shape among all buildings in Riga. Personally it recalls me Grande Arche in Paris. See also another DnB Nord Office in winter.
A new real estate project Trijādības nams located in Kliversala was finished in 2008. As many others new apartment buildings it is more empty than occupied now. Trijadibas nams could be translated in English as Trinity House.
Arēna Rīga (Arena Riga) is the biggest indoor venue in Riga. The total capacity is 15,000 visitors. It was built in 2006 as main arena for Ice Hockey World Championship. Now it is permanent home for several hockey and basketball teams, including Riga Dinamo, ASK Riga, Barons LMT. It also the main arena for huge concerts and music events like Sensation White.
The main Cinema in Riga is Forum cinemas, which is located on the street of 13th January. Cinema was opened in 2003 as the most advanced cinema in Eastern Europe. 14 movie halls, new technologies, world premiers and perfect location lead to the closure of almost all other Riga cinemas.
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