About the project
The concept of the design is to enhance and preserve the original structure of the stone barn through rebuilding the demolished old part and giving it a new function.
The Stone Barn is located in the nature surrounded by rivers, trees and wild nature. Kalsnava arboretum, the largest collection of woody plants in Eastern Latvia is located around the site. From early spring to late autumn it is possible to see 2500 different species of trees and 4500 species of plants. Surroundings are diverse and suitable for long walks. Therefore, we wanted to bring the arboretum inside the Stone Barn so that the visitors could get a bigger sense of the area and what it is preserving. The existing road is preserved and extended towards the Stone Barn with the aim to offer physical access and visual experience. The sauna has indoor facilities and an outdoor hot tub which offers the visitors more experience of the surroundings and is operating also during the winter. It is located in the private area surrounded by trees away from the public space.