Construction of installation “Pieturvieta RUCKA” begins in Rucka park

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Rucka Art Foundation in cooperation with NOMAD architects is developing a multi-functional installation in Rucka Park, in Cesis as a part of the public arts programme KOPĀ implemented by the Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art, financed by the Ministry of Culture.

The installation “Pieturvieta RUCKA” serves as a meeting point for multiple generations, thus revitalizing the park surrounding Rucka manor. By carefully selecting materials and construction techniques and implementing the reuse of building waste the installation “Pieturvieta RUCKA” provides an example of zero waste and circular economy principles in sustainable design and architecture. The main element of the installation is a wooden scaffolding for 5 swings which are joined with multiple seating elements, in a subtle manner creating a multifunctional space.

The installation “Pieturvieta RUCKA” is one of 10 urban objects developed in Riga and Latvia’s regional cities, as part of the public arts programme implemented by the Latvian Centre of Contemporary Art, financed by the Ministry of Culture.

NOMAD architects also led an open workshop for the residents of Cesis, giving an insight into the creation of terrazzo plates from construction waste and sharing their knowledge on zero waste and circular economy principles in architecture. The terrazzo plates created during the workshop will be used for the seating elements of the installation “Pieturvieta RUCKA”.