The aim of the project is to renovate the facade of the building at Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 26, replace the roof covering and improve the accessibility of the premises.
After the completion of the planned works, the building will be renovated to a condition suitable for the users and it will be possible to ensure the useful utilisation of the real estate.
Thanks to the thoughtful long-term building and land management strategy of the SRE, Division 2 of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs was relocated to Valdemāra iela 26, Riga. Territorial location and building parameters allow the Office to provide all customer service requirements at a high level.
Public Relations Manager of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs
The land, on which the building stands, is located at the intersection of Krišjāņa Valdemāra and Lāčplēša streets and was already built up in the second half of the 19th century. At that time there was a wooden residential building with a steep four-sloped roof. The building has been rebuilt and expanded several times, its owner in the second half of the 19th century was Major General Ādams fon Lipinskis.
In 1913, a six-storey brick rental house was built instead of the low-rise building, and the building forms a perimeter building front against Krišjāņa Valdemāra and Lāčplēša streets. The author of the building project is the architect Rūdolfs Filips Donbergs. The house is designed with commercial space on the first floor and apartments on the other floors.
In the second half of the 1920s, the building became state property, and the State Audit Office operates in the premises. Since then, the building has retained its public function. Currently, the Office of Citizenship and Immigration Affairs is located on the 2nd floor, partly also on the 1st floor. As of the 3rd floor, the building is currently uninhabited.