The Latvian Builders Association and Latvian Association of Civil Engineers in cooperation with the Ministry of Economics, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments and several public institutions organized an exhibition called “The Best Building of a Year in Latvia 2017”. Aim of the exhibition was to promote the quality of the construction process by identifying and popularizing the best buildings and examples of good practise during the construction process in Latvia and abroad in 2017. As well as, to promote professional growth and work quality in the field, and to compliment and motivate the industry representatives for professional challenges, emphasizing the final result of the construction process － the building.
The annual awards ceremony of the best builders, being one of the official events of the Latvian centenary, took place on March 28, 2018, at the National Library of Latvia, Riga. During the ceremony there were named the best construction works in Latvia of the year 2017 and honored the best builders.
81 buildings were announced in eight nominations of gemstones. Ltd. “CTB” office building was announced for red ruby category called “Public New Building”. The contractor for the construction of the Ltd.“CTB” office building was the owner of Ltd. “CTB” Gatis Zvirbulis; the project was prepared by Andris Kokins, architect of Ltd. “K IDEA”; the construction works were implemented by Ltd. “SELVA BŪVE”. During the final awards ceremony “The Best Building of the Year in Latvia 2017” there were awarded 45 representatives of the best buildings – customers, architects and builders.
Category “Public New Building”, stone －red ruby:
1st place: CTB groups－Ltd. „Ceļu, tiltu būvnieks”, Ltd „CTB Betons”, Ltd „CTB Karjeri” office building in Liepaja. 38A Cukura Street, Liepaja.
2nd place: The new building of Riga Stradiņš University Hostel.
3rd place: Sigulda Sports Center.
Category “Living new building”, stone – light yashma:
1st place: Square construction in Riga between Jāņa Daliņa Street, Vesetas Street, Jāņa Dikmaņa Street and Grostonas Streeet. 4 Jāņa Dikmaņa Street, Riga.
2nd place: Living building in Brengulu parish.
Category “Reconstruction”, stone – yellow zirconium:
1st place: VEF production block, 1st stage.
2nd place: Sports school in Kuldiga.
3rd place: Europa Royale Riga Hotel. 20 Kalku Street 20.
Category “Renovation”, stone – purple amethyst:
1st place: Part of the building in Riga. 2a K. Valdemāra Street, Riga.
Acknowledgement: Facade of the building in Riga. 21 Brivibas boulevard, Riga.
Category “Restoration”, stone – brown red garnet:
1st place: Living building in Riga. 5 Alberta Street, Riga.
2nd place: Facades of VEF production blocks. 214i Brivibas street, Riga.
3rd place: The facades and stained glass of the altar of St.Jame’s Cathedral, Riga.
Category “Engineering structure”, stone – blue saffron:
1st place: The main road A10 Riga – Ventspils. Pavement reconstruction (reinforcement) in sections: 20.06km – 23.84km and 36.49km – 38.57km.
2nd place: Rebuilding of Gaujas Street in Adazi.
3rd place: Pavement reconstruction of the main road A3 Incukalns – Valmiera – Estonian border (Valka). Section: 60,20km – 79,45km.
Category “Landscape”, stone – green emerald:
1st place: 1st stage reconstruction works of Cesis city stadium.
2nd place: Holiday house in Priekuli.
3rd place: Krimunu Outdoor stage.
Category “Building abroad”, stone – diamond:
1st place: Office buildings BLENDA Gothenburg, Sweden.
3rd place: Reconstruction of the international airport runway and light signaling system in Vilnius, Lithuania.
During “The Best Building of a Year in Latvia, 2017” awards ceremony there were nominated the best builders: Inc.“UPB”, Ltd. “RE&RE”, Inc.“A.C.B.”, Inc. “LNK Industries”, Ltd.“SELVA BŪVE”, Inc.“Arčers”, Ltd.“Merks”, Inc.“Būvuzņēmums Restaurators”.
Photo galleries of the best building of the year can be viewed on the following websites: