RIGA, March 22 (Xinhua) -- A design project developed by Danish architect bureau PLH Arkitekter was chosen Wednesday for the reconstruction of Riga Central Railway Station.
Although the jury did not award the first prize in the design competition, the proposal submitted by the Danish architects was found to be the best suited for the overhaul of the Latvian capital city's main train station. The project is expected to cost an estimated 200 million euros (215.9 million U.S. dollars).
The design project proposed by the Danes envisages a major transformation of the station's building, as well as construction of an overpass and a new bridge over the River Daugava.
Agnis Driksna, a representative of Eiropas Dzelzcela Linijas (European Railway Lines), the company in charge of the project's implementation, said Rail Baltica became a stimulus enabling the transformation of Riga Central Railway Station "into a truly multimodal transport hub".
Easy access to the station and transport is central to the Danish design, he added.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022 as works are going as scheduled, he said. Enditem