Architectural bureau Substance was established in 1999. Since then we have acquired significant experience in architectural design of public, residential and industrial building. Each work starts with thorough research of the specific task, identification of several directions for the solution and using different methods for testing the proposals. However, our architecture is valued most for its ability to deliver the idea and transmit feelings clearly, thus enebling observers to feel them too.
Bureau has received awards for the best design in several Latvian Annual Architecture Prize competitions. The sports hall of Majori Primary School in Jurmala was shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe award and the Russian Architecture award ARHIP. Dzintari forest park in Jurmala has participated in the 6th Rosa Barba European Biennale of Landscape Architecture. The Sea park in Saulkrasti received the award for Best design in Latvia 2014. Pharmacy Dzirciema received UNESCO The world architecture and design award Prix Versailles 2021. Bureau’s projects have been widely published in international architectural press.
Piestatnes 11a LV-2015 Jurmala Latvia