"Esplanāde 2014" creative and information space opening soon
Wednesday, on 19 June, a celebration of "Rīga 2014" creative and information space will be held, dedicated to the fact that the ridge of roof is reached. Therefore, construction works are almost completed. For Latvians, the event is traditionally known as "Spāru svētki". Nils Ušakovs, the Mayor of Riga, Diāna Čivle, head of "Rīga 2014" foundation, Normunds Mitko, the manager of "Ramirent" construction company branch and Austris Mailītis, architect of "Esplanāde 2014" will be guests of the event.
Creative and information space will offer visitors a wide-range cultural programme. Thus, some impressions of "Rīga 2014" as The European Capital of Culture will be presented this summer. "Esplanāde 2014" will be fully open at the end of June, 2013. Information centre will be available during The Song and Dance Festival with the option to watch the broadcast of the closing concert on big screens.
Esplanāde space will offer diverse "Rīga 2014" events such as theatre, cinema, music performances also introducing with event curators.
Several accents of the programme will be made in cooperation with "Rīga 2014" partner "Lattelecom" supporting free laptops and wi-fi connection. The space will also be a current office place for "Rīga 2014" foundation where any information about the programme of "Rīga 2014" will be available.
A very unique, changing and transparent construction will be used for creative and information space made by architect Austris Mailītis.
"Esplanāde 2014" will serve as a background of all cultural events flowing together with the park, trees and surrounding atmosphere.
"Esplanāde 2014" was also open last year with the total number of 40 000 visitors.