In recent years, a large-scale program for the restoration of old buildings is carried out in Riga. And now in the historic center of the Latvian capital you can buy ready-to-live renewed apartment in the Art Nouveau style, which is inherent in the city. All these houses are now reconstructed with using the newest building technologies. Kempel House has become a good example of successful modernization of an old building.
Wide-scale reconstruction of the building has been completed in May 2013. Many significant alterations have saved unique ancient view of Kempel House and have turned the building into a modern and comfortable dwelling at the same time.
The reconstruction includes:
foundation and supporting structures reinforcement;
replacement of wooden ceilings with reinforced concrete ones;
installation of new roof;
restoration of the old-time facade;
replacement of all utility services;
installation of new elevators to all entrances;
renewal of elements of stairways and access interior;
installation of house autonomous gas heater with individual heat consumption counters;
replacement of windows.
Due to renewal of engineering utilities and usage energy-saving technologies the overall utility payments have significantly decreased.