Exhibition about Wilhelm Bockslaff at the Riga Art Nouveau Center from Nov. 9th to Dec. 3rd
It’s now 165 years since the birth of Baltic German architect Wilhelm Bockslaff, but his contribution to the fabric of his native city lives on. Bockslaff designed numerous Latvian mansions and public buildings in Rīga and Jūrmala, including everything from water towers to grand country houses.
He was the architect of the Riga Great Guild, Ludvigs Neiburgs’ tenement house on Jauniela, Jaunmoku Manor house and the Commercial School of the Riga Stock Exchange Committee in (now the building of the Latvian Academy of Arts). Many of his buildings are in the “brick gothic” style, combining functionality with craftsmanship and ingenious decoration.
The exhibition will be on display at the museum until December 3.
You can appreciate a video on his works in this video from Maximilian Matthews:
The museum “Riga Art Nouveau Center” is the only one in the Baltic States dedicated to the cultural and historical heritage of Art Nouveau.