Location: 39 Elizabetes Str., Riga, Latvia
Real estate type: apartment house
Construction volume: 7,043.8 sq.m.
Number of apartments: 36
Status: put into operation
The project pays tribute to the Riga-born world chess champion Mikhail Tal and is a first example of the implementation of DeCode principles. The facade of the building uses chess motives: the geometry of bay windows personifies chess pieces of various heights, a combination of light and dark tinted glass: a white king and a white queen and a black bishop -Tal's favorite chess combination to end the game. The monoliths of the columns on the first floor of the building, the powerful and upward-looking ‘capitals’ that support the building, personify Tal's triumphal gesture, his raised hands holding the winner's cup. The theme of chess is revealed in design and architecture; everything is subject to strict rules of geometry - homogeneous surfaces, an emphasis on lines and shapes, a minimum of details, while each element has a symbolic meaning and its own history. Tal Residence comprises 7,043 sqm of inner space with 36 luxury apartments.