Festival in the city centre
The culture activity centre “Origo Summer Stage” like the city’s mirror in the Central Station Square offers to feel the taste of Latvia’s most important summer events and festivals throughout the summer by reflecting Latvia’s biggest music festivals on one stage – “Rīgas Ritmi”, “Saulkrasti Jazz”, “Origo Blūza svētki”, “Artissimo”, as well as the now traditional “Origo Folk Festival” , the International Folklore Festival “Baltica” and this year’s newcomer – „Klezmer music festival Hava Nagila. On evenings everyone is welcome to settle into one of the summer cafes and enjoy the various performances of local and foreign musicians. Keep an eye on the program to find out about additional events and activities, which will happen throughout the summer days of the week. All “Origo Summer Stage” concerts are for free.
Open air photo gallery in the Station Square
The Maestro Raimonds Pauls is celebrating its anniversary and it makes this year so special for Latvia. The Maestro is an author of outstanding jazz compositions and performer, so throughout the summer all visitors will be able to attend a unique jazz photo exhibition „Times change but Jazz music remains the same. Jazz in Latvia”. The 450 m2 large open air photo exhibition „Times change but Jazz music remains the same. Jazz in Latvia” is dedicated to jazz music, to jazz in Latvia and to Maestro Raimonds Pauls in his jubilee year.
Design object “Sundial – Origo Universe”
Next to the “Origo Summer Stage” stage there is a design object “Sundial – Origo Universe”. The nine metre wide interactive and educational design object encourages everyone to determine the time and get to know Latvia’s medieval castles and the most significant objects in Europe’s cities. By using the coordinates written on the place markers – 11 Latvian medieval castles and 10 significant cultural objects in European cities – it is possible to find out more information on the particular cultural object. The design object “Sundial – Origo Universe” was a gift from “Linstow Center Management” to Riga, which was the European Capital of Culture in 2014. The author of the object’s idea and design is the author of the concept of the Station Square Utilisation – designer Valdis Majevskis, who developed this project in collaboration with Dr. Sc. Comp. Martiņš Gills. The guide to the design object can be viewed HERE.
Café and restaurants
The visitors are welcome to chill out in open-air restaurants with their comfortable and vast terraces, enjoy food and drinks and also the open-air photo exhibition.
How to get to Origo shopping centre
Origo is situated in the great place near the central market, railway station and bus station, every day about 150 thousand people come to Origo. The railway station place has always been a venue of high importance to the city, and now the traditions and new trends meet here. The place functionality and improved infrastructure made the place even more attractive to public. Although the shopping centre is very accessible from the public transport, it also provides an underground parking for 164 cars.
The shopping centre Origo is a modern facility situated by the traffic centre and the car park situation is easy to access on car.