Origo is a 21st century shopping center at the heart of Riga, located right next to the Latvian capital’s central train station and the international bus terminal. Integrally linked to the central railway station, it is a significant hub visited by thousands of commuters, as they go about their daily activities. A prime example of the advantages of multifunctional development, Origo offers a well-balanced mix of shopping, dining, everyday services, railway transport, and leisure options. Given its location, it is no surprise that Origo has become a popular port of call for Rigans and tourists alike. Each year Origo is visited by approximately 30 million people.
Shoppers visiting Origo are welcomed by 220 shops offering a diverse selection of fashion goods as well as everyday services, carefully chosen to satisfy all of the customers’ everyday needs. The retail outlets are distributed across three floors in two buildings, as well as three tunnels that link the railway platforms to the Station Square and the nearby Central Market. The convenient placement of entrances facilitates smooth traffic of shoppers and commuters through the shopping center.
On the first level, shoppers seeking groceries will find a Rimi supermarket, as well as retailers selling everyday goods and small items. The first level is also home to a number of restaurants, cafés, and consumer service providers. Moving up to the second floor, shoppers can visit a diverse range of stores that sell clothing and accessories for middle-class consumers. The vast variety of moderately priced goods and services attract customers of all age groups and lifestyles. Meanwhile, the third level of the A Building houses an eclectic range of footwear and accessories, with some stores offering the opportunity to purchase customized or pre-ordered items. In contrast, the third level in Building B is home to brand stock outlet shops where various retailers sell attractively priced brand goods from previous collections, including brand products from Nike, Puma, Pinko, Miu Miu, Camel Active, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.
In a further step to let customers benefit from its location, Origo hosts nationwide and international cultural events and social activities inside the shopping center’s buildings and on the Station Square.
During the summer months, the Origo Summer Stage is set up on the Station Square to host cultural events that celebrate the artistic and musical diversity of the city, and to provide the shoppers with an opportunity to get a taste of the main summer events and festivals held all across Latvia, such as Imantdienas, Riga Rhythms, Saulkrasti Jazz Festival, Summertime: an invite from Inese Galante, and many others, all on one stage. On Friday evenings customers flock to the Station Square’s outdoor cafés where they can enjoy delicious food and drinks while listening to live performances of jazz, blues, or rock ‘n’ roll. Another attractive feature of the Station Square is the Origo Universi sundial, designed to show the best time for visiting Latvia’s medieval castles and famous sightseeing objects in other European cities.
The Origo complex also includes a clock tower, with the highest outdoor clock in Riga on the outside and the trendy Neo Bar on the inside. The Neo Bar is a great place to relax in a magical atmosphere, enjoying a panoramic view of central Riga and the Old Town. Origo’s underground floor contains a convenient 24 hour car park with 124 parking spaces and a fast exit to Origo Shopping Center, the central train station and city center.
A multifunctional complex consisting of office space and shopping center is to be built next to the Origo shopping center. The projected total floor space is 40,185 m2, of which 15,750 m2 is space for retail lease, 9,015 m2 is office space and 8,233 m2 is taken up by basement featuring also an underground car park for 150 cars, having an area of 5,649 m2. The complex is designed as energy efficient building that will be registered to obtain a certificate of BREEAM (British Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), the world’s leading design and assessment system for sustainable buildings, to obtain one of the highest assessment levels, Very Good.