The modern and spectacular Mežaparka birojs office building in the prestigious Mežaparks complex in Riga, Latvia, has chosen Accoya® wood for its extensive façade.
Mežaparks is in one of the most beautiful and greenest neighbourhoods in the area. It has everything: peace and quiet, harmony with nature, sports and culture activities – and the nearby bustle of the city makes this truly a dream location. Built on the principles of sustainable construction, the Mežaparka birojs is a building has a Class A energy performance certificate and the Accoya® was a natural choice as a sustainable, high quality material for the building’s exterior:
“The architecture of this office building is based on functionality and clarity. Its image is created by two wooden structures connected by a single, glass central space with a cozy front yard entrance. The Accoya wood chosen for the façade is a unique solution in the Baltics. It comes from sustainable wood manufacturers and is the world’s most durable wood against moisture and sun.”
– Gatis Didrihsons, building architect.
Accoya wood was sold by SBM Fastwood, the leading Accoya® distributor in the Baltic states. Working with local partner TC Grupa Latvia, factory assembled panels from Accoya® elements were created in two different thicknesses and five different widths. Around 50m3 of Accoya® wood was used for this project and with the façade covering approximately 1000m2 in total. The large expanse of real wood contributes to and compliments the overall natural and green surroundings, creating a remarkably peaceful and beautiful mixed workspace.
All the Accoya® wood was planed in Estonia and sent to Latvia during 2019. Local partners TC Grupa SIA took care of coating with a light Teknos finish, assembly and delivery to the site where the building was fully completed in November 2019.
Accoya wood was chosen for the façade of this stunning office building due to its long lasting benefits. Accoya is durable, stable and gives architects the design freedom to create such stunning designs, knowing the wood will not cup, distort or rot.