LIDO Leisure Centre
In 1999 LIDO invited the inhabitants and guests of Riga to celebrate Christmas and the millenium New Year at the newly opened LIDO Leisure Centre at 76 Krasta Street. Now LIDO Leisure Centre has become a known face of Latvia and a popular tourist attraction in the capital. In 2003 Leisure Centre was expanded to include a theme park and an ice skating rink, providing diverse entertainment options for children, thus strengthening the concept of a family recreation destination.
The main building of LIDO Leisure Centre is considered to be one of the largest log buildings in Europe. It is built of painstakingly selected Latvian firs that are over a 100 years old. The construction process was perfected for over half a year and only then assembling the building on site began. Construction lasted for almost two years, and a total of 240 companies were involved in creating LIDO Leisure Centre. The interior of the building was created by artists from LIDO design engineering bureau. The furniture and interior components, as well as partly also the kitchen equipment was made at LIDO woodwork and metalwork plants.