Multifunctional business centre “New Hanza City”

Key facts

Land use:
Retail, Offices, Residential, Hotels
600 000 m2
Land plot:
270 000 m2
5 800 cars
10 km
The 1st stage will be finished in 2014 and 9th stage in 2033.
Riga, Latvia
2008 - ongoing

The name of the project, “New Hanza City”, symbolises the main elements of the league – finances and trade, a dynamic environment and an international flavour. The philosophy of this project is a balance between a high-quality working environment and a place to relax, dine or shop. The New Hanza City is planned to be as regional financial centre with office buildings for several financial institutions.

New object development proposal envisages the creation of a new urban district in the former railway goods station vicinity, the area between Pulkveza Brieza, Hanzas, Skanstes and Sporta streets. The traffic flow research project is designed to identify potential impacts that are associated with the building complex. The final paper contains a description of the collected data and analysis results that were obtained during the research.

Construction is planned to put into operation a number of building lots to the 2033rd year, draw up a common facility area ~581000m2. The initial phase (until 2014 Year), building expected functionality is offices (102407m2), the trade area (20413m2) and hotel (room number ~ 200 to 205). Approximate demand for parking places in the initial phase (2014 Year, the financial district, ID1) is about 931 parking places. (BS 190-7:2002 normative for the minimum number of parking places). The perspective development is located within the protected zone of the Riga historical center.

For site development trip generation were included perspective near-by placed objects:

  • Andrejsala Detailed Plan;
  • Building Complex Development Territory Between Rupniecibas and Katrinas Streets;
  • Multifunctional Development E. Melngaila Street 1A and 1;
  • Office and Housing Estate Complex Development Antonijas Stree 21 and E. Melngaila Street 2A.

As the result of analysis all alternatives were evaluated and the best one preferred for implementation, recommendations were given for site access organization.