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From idea to realization - project closing event

The project "Restoration of Eleja Manor Premises" has come to its finish, with all project activities done and implemented. As one of the last activities on the March 9th a project closing event was organized in Eleja.

Under the topic “From idea to realization” it gathered specialists of architecture and history as well as builders and restorers, which carried out project activities. Among the guests – representatives of Jelgava local municipality, Ambassador of Norway in Latvia – Steinar Egil Hagen, representatives of Ministry of Culture and others.  Around 60 participants were present also in the official opening of Tea house in Eleja Manor park.

At the closing event head of the project – Anita Škutāne presented main activities and results of project and architect Ēriks Cērpiņš spoke on the topic – “Tea house and the stone fence. From vision and idea to accomplished project”.

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Besides presentations on project activities an insight into historical issues regarding Tea house was given to the auditory as well. Historian Andris Tomašūns had a presentation on the role and significance of the Tea house in terms of historical heritage in Zemgale. Architect Dr. Lars Jacob Hvinden-Haug from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) presented his lecture Turkish Influence in European Architecture.

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The main project activity was Tea house restauration (56 m2 Tea house and 98m2 terrace) and stone fence restauration (143 m in total).  It is important to mention, that this project was applied for state level contest “Building of a Year Award”, where it received recognition certificate.

Overall project costs: 293,346.69 EUR, EEA funding: 211,942.99 EUR, Latvian Government co-funding: 37,401.70 EUR, Jelgava Local Municipality project funding: 44,002.00 EUR, additional funding of Jelgava Local Municipality: 109,886.97 EUR.

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