Summer seminar 2022 in Riga

May 3rd, 2022

The now traditional summer seminar of the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Association of Interior Architects and the Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union will be taking place this year in the Latvian capital, RīgaThe event will be held on 30 June & 1 July at the Islande Hotel and the neighboring Faculty of Architecture building of Riga Technical University in Kipsala to enable Estonian architects to discuss infrastructure in today’s world with their Latvian and Lithuanian colleagues.

Registration is open, please fill in the form.

The seminar is taking place on 30 June, while 1 July will be given over to an architectural tour of Rīga led by local expert Artis Zvirgzdiņš. The ‘Connecting (in) infrastructure’ seminar will focus on various aspects of infrastructure, with input from Latvian, Danish, Polish and Estonian specialists. The full programme is yet to be confirmed, the current status is added below. 
The host of the day is Jüri Muttika.

Participation fees (including the whole programme, 3 meals, 1-night accommodation, transport): 


Until May 27

From May 28

Member of EAL, ESL or EMAL and up to 1 companion:












Participant with their own accommodation:




Accommodation is mainly at the Islande Hotel and partly at the Valdemara Hotel.

In addition, a meeting of Baltic architects organized by the Lithuanian and Latvian Architects' Associations will take place on July 2 in Ventspils. A city tour of Ventspils is planned, led by the City Architect, and an open-air gathering in the evening. 
Participation in this event has a separate budget, everyone pays for accommodation and meals. One of our buses travels from Riga to Ventspils and brings everyone back to Tallinn by the evening of July 3.

The program -

Thursday, June 30

8:00 buses leave from Mere puiestee 5, Tallinn

12:20 buses arrive at Islande Hotel, Kipsala

12:20-13:20 registration, lunch

13:30 the beginning of the seminar/start of the children’s program

13:30-13:50 Welcoming speeches, introduction, short information about Kipsala island; representatives of participating associations

13:50-14:20 Anthropologist's and urbanist's view of infrastructure, Viesturs Celmiņš, Latvia

14:20-14:50 Development ideas of Green Infrastructure for Riga Metropolitan area, Neils Balgalis, Latvia

14:50-15:00 Main sponsor: GROHE

15:00-15:25 Infrastructure from the point of view of a landscape architect, Helēna Gūtmane, Latvia

15:30-16:10 Coffee break

16:10-16:50 From Ego to Eco, Kasper Benjamin Reimer from EFFEKT, Denmark

16:50-17:00 Main sponsor: VBH / Aluprof, Alexandra Baksik, Poland: Project introduction, the world's tallest wooden building designed by White Arkitekter, Sara Kulturhus (Skellefteå, Sweden)

17:00-17:25 Flagships of Estonian electricity infrastructure: Soorebane and Sookurg, Sille Pihlak and Siim Tuksam

17:25-17:30 Introduction of TAB 2022 by chief local advisor Ivan Sergejev

17:30-18:00 best graduation works in architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture in Estonia 2022 (4 pecha kucha presentations)

18:00 end of the seminar, the introduction of the evening program free time, check-in to the rooms

19:00-20:00 Floorin / Forbo picnic

20:00 dinner at the hotel restaurant

21:00 summary of the day

21:30-23:00 party, Latvian band Laika Upe

Until 1:00 party in the restaurant, after that free program in Riga

Friday, July 1

8:00-10:30 breakfast and check-out

11:00-15:00 architecture tour in Riga, the guide is architecture expert Artis Zvirgzdiņš, Latvia, route to be specified


17:00 departure to Tallinn

Saturday, July 2

8:00 Lithuanian architects departure for Ventspils

10:00-14:00 excursion with the Chief Architect of Ventspils (Estonian+Latvian architects)

16:00-17:30 meeting at the VIZIUM centre, Ventspils. Excursion and talk with the architect Audrius Ambrasas.

18:00-.... a Festival of an International Day of Architect. Venue - TBC. Program - conversations, grill, music, dance, sports (TBC)


Sunday, July 3

10:00-14:00 excursion with the Chief Architect of Ventspils  (Lithuanian+Latvian architects)

The departure of Lithuanian architects.

The summer seminar is able to take place thanks to our partners:

GROHEVBH / Aluprof, 

Eternit Baltic UABVELUX EestiBauroc

FloorinHenkel, LinconaCultural Endowment of Estonia

Graphic Design: Tuumik 

Our thanks to them all!

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