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Palladium Concert Hall

Palladium Concert Hall

The Palladium cinema was opened in 1913 and became one of the most modern and capacious movie theatres in the Baltics with 250 seats. It was the most popular cinema in the capital of Latvia, including a cafe and a balcony. In the ‘20s, Palladium was the largest cinema in the whole Europe with up to 1080 seats. However, despite its popularity, the cinema was closed at the beginning of 21st century. There were many efforts to reopen the movie theater, but it only succeeded when concert agency Positivus took over the building. Respecting the historical heritage and preserving the legendary name, Palladium was reopened in 2011 after a major restoration. It became the largest concert hall in the Baltics for medium-sized concerts with the capacity for 2000 people. The name of the concert hall became the starting point for its interior design. Translated from Greek, “palladium” means the city talisman, thus the inspiration for the concept – a city within a city. Tones used in the interior of the hall are the ones most commonly found in the urban environment in Riga. This includes color gradations from beige to gray, blended with the light blue of the Palladium logo.

  • project type: public
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  • interior architect: Anna Butele
  • team: Salvis Stafeckis, Olga Ponomarjova, Madara Līviņa - Aišpure
  • status: completed
  • year: 2011
  • photographer: Aleksejs Belokopitovs
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