In September 2013, UL signed a contract for the construction of the House of Nature, and it was opened in September 2015. As co-financing, funds from EU structural funds ERDF were attracted. The total cost of the project was 36 million EUR with VAT.

The House of Nature building is designed to create equal opportunities for every user of the building. Preconditions have been met to ensure that each individual has independent mobility, access to the object, provision of basic needs and the ability to independently perform the intended activity and receive services.

The creation of the House of Nature created an opportunity to optimize management costs, as several structural units are concentrated together, which are provided with unified services.

  • Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences;
  • Faculty of Chemistry;
  • Faculty of Biology;
  • Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology;
  • Institute of Chemical Physics.

Also students from the Department of Optometry and Visual Science of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics as well as students of the Pharmacy Bachelor and Master programs of the Faculty of Medicine are studying in the Nature House.

Lessons of the University of Latvia School of young chemists, School of young geographers of Egils Birznieks and the School of young biologists are also held in The House of Nature.

Indicators Data
Useful area, m2 18.5k
Number of auditoriums 30
Number of student training laboratory rooms 45
Number of research laboratory rooms 69
Total investment, EUR (with VAT) 36M