Following the first chapter Dr. Eythan Chetrit ( Forta Medical Chief Engineer ) publishes his second ebook called: “Construction systems comparative analyses.” Where the author reviews in detail the pros and cons of:
Hybrid system construction
Modular prefrabricated construction
Get the know-how which construction system fits your dream project and get your hands on the new e-book.
Forta PRO built DRIVELAB Hotel accommodates 150 rooms. The ground floor houses a spacious restaurant that can serve up to 200 guests at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lounge area is also generously sized and includes a combined front and bar desk. It is a public living room with a wide variety of different furniture, where guests can enjoy working and socialising. The remaining meeting facilities are placed next to the lounge area, and are therefore suitable for smaller groups having coffee breaks. The lobby and the main entrance are placed between the restaurant and lounge area and thus, separates the dinner guests from the buzz generated from the bar. There are seven meeting rooms allocated on the ground floor. A wellness and fitness area is placed on the 2nd and 3rd floor. It is equipped with a large sauna.
The project is made out of 150 modules, where the living area was 80% finished when leaving Forta PRO factory. The 4’000 m2 large building was assembled together in less than a month.
The Hotel plans to open the doors to its customers in November this year.
Forta PRO returns to Denmark and exhibits at WHINN16 – Week of Health and INNovation in Odense, Denmark.
WHINN is one of its kind event with more than 1.000 attendees; a festival that consist of conferences, events, innovation and business activities, which are brought together in one week all within health and innovation.
Ermins Sniedze, Forta PRO CEO remarked “Our modules can meet all medical construction needs and requirements with the latest technology approach. Our primary goal at the show was to link up to the relevant decision-makers, consultants and planners. We more than succeeded, attracting the best in their league. Furthermore, we knew potential end-customers would also be attending, and we were interested in their feedback as well. Summing up, while our expectations were high, they were even surpassed by reality.”
“Hospital design and construction” is the first Forta Medical e-book written by the companies chief engineer – Dr. Eythan Chetrit.
Download it for free and start to learn something new not only about hospital construction but all the matters that are related with modern construction and new innovations in this field. Stay tuned for new chapters coming out later! We will keep you informed and updated!
On 15 July, German Minister of State for Culture and the Media Prof. Monika Grütters visited the exhibition hall ARSENĀLS and viewed the impressive contemporary art exhibition “Elective Affinities: German Art Since the Late 1960s”. She viewed the exhibition together with the Minister for Culture of the Republic of Latvia Dace Melbārde, Director of Latvian National Museum of Art Māra Lāce, and the curators of the exhibition and the patrons of the exhibition – owners of “Forta Medical”. The previous visit of a German Minister of State for Culture and the Media was made in 2008.
The visit of Prof. Monika Grütters as well as the great interest shown by German art museums, galleries, private collectors and the artists themselves serves as proof that a new chapter of the cultural relations between Latvia and Germany has been started with this project. The exhibition has been highly acclaimed both in Latvia and Germany, which is reported in the media. For example, Deutsche Welle writes that the exhibit serves as a powerful cultural and political message that should be seen as a good gesture of neighbourly relations from the part of Latvia in this time of great geopolitical changes.
The exhibition “Elective Affinities: German Art Since the Late 1960s” has been created with the generous support of businessman Guntis Rāvis and the company “Forta Medical”. The total value of the exhibition works exceeds 100 million EUR and it is the biggest and most impressive German contemporary art exhibition in Latvia to this day. It is comprised of 77 works of 53 authors – paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, video installations and some examples of conceptual art that have been created during the time period from the end of 1960’s till nowadays.
“I’m glad that Ms Monika Grütters found the time to visit this exhibition. It’s yet another proof that its uniqueness has been appreciated in Germany as well. We’re pleased that it has been possible to bring a small part of European art to Latvia and give the chance for the inhabitants of Latvia to experience and feel the European contemporary art spirit it in person and to form new and important cultural and political ties between Latvia and Germany,” “Forta PRO” co-owner Guntis Rāvis remarks.
The contemporary art exhibition “Elective Affinities: German Art Since the Late 1960s” will be open till 21 August at the exhibition hall ARSENĀLS in Riga. The curator of the Mark Gisbourne (United Kingdom) is a world-renowned art critic and international exhibition curator.
Publications and reviews of the exhibition in German media:
Trešdien, 15. jūnijā, Latvijas modulāro ēku ražotāja rūpnīca Forta PRO, vienkopus pulcēja nozares speciālistus un partnerus, lai plašākai publikai prezentētu FRAMECAD® plānsienu metāla profilu, un konstrukciju izgatavošanas, un ražošanas iekārtu. Semināra sākumā viesi tika iepazīstināti Forta PRO ražotni Tukumā, darba specialitāti, ražošanas iespējām un šī brīža sasniegumiem moduļu sistēmas būvniecības nozarē.
Prezentācijas laikā Forta PRO vadītājs Ermīns Sniedze nozares speciālistus un partnerus iepazīstināja ar FRAMECAD® ražošanas iekārtas darbību praktiskā vidē, demonstrējot to, kā iekārta spēj būtiski atvieglot projektēšanas un būvniecības procesus un ļaujot viesiem piedalīties konstrukciju ražošanas procesā.
Forta PROvadītājs Ermīns Sniedze par FRAMECAD® iekārtu un tās sniegtajām iespējām būvniecības optimizācijā: “Izmantojot Framecad izstrādāto tehnoloģiju mēs saviem klientiem varam piedāvāt ne vien dažāda izmēra metāla profilus, bet arī inženiertehniskos risinājumus to lietderīgākai izmantošanai. Šī, inovatīvā plānsienu metāla profilu ražošanas iekārta ar iekļauto programmatūru, var piedāvāt klientam gala risinājumu plašam konstrukciju izveides klāstam. Ņemot vērā šīs tehnoloģijas unikalitāti, šobrīd esam vienīgie ražotāji Ziemeļeiropā, kas var piedāvāt šādus risinājumus.”
FRAMECAD® iekārta ST800i paredzēta mazstāvu dzīvojamo ēku, sienas paneļu, jumta kopņu un pārsegumu konstrukciju izstrādei. FRAMECAD® iekārtai ir vairāki starpptaustiski sertifikāti, kas apliecina šīs iekārtas novitāti, atvieglojot darba un laika apjomus, piemēram, lietotājam draudzīgais interfeiss un funkcionālais programmatūras izkārtojums ļauj operatīvi projektēt, plānot 2D un modelēt 3D skatos.
Copenhagen, Denmark – May 24, 2016 – Forta PRO launches its modular hospital construction activities in Denmark at the Conference and Expo 2016. “Our modules can meet all medical construction needs and requirements with the latest technology approach” says Ermins Sniedze, Forta PRO CEO.
Forta PRO, Latvian-based company, features advanced off-site building methods offering healthcare facilities in a fast– track modular construction solutions with minimal disruption to the surrounding facilities operation.
The advanced factory prefabrication enables Forta PRO to speed up the project timetable for the construction projects in a way that is not achievable by the on–site building technology.
Showing in Denmark for the first time, following success in other Scandinavian countries and Latvia, its home market, Forta PRO was, according to its CEO, “delighted at the interest and enthusiasm our offering generated.
“We knew our modules are unique and of high-quality. Our team of expert designers carry more than 25 years of medical facilities planning and construction in many parts of the world. We were more than pleased at how these benefits were so quickly and intuitively perceived”.
Helle Gaub, Project Director responsible for the construction of the Zealand University Hospital and the initiator of the interregional conference stated: “Interest in the conference has been overwhelming among construction companies and contractors of specialized solutions for the healthcare sector in Denmark and abroad”.
Ermins concluded: “Our primary goal at the show was to link up to the relevant decision-makers, consultants and planners. We more than succeeded, attracting the best in their league. Furthermore, we knew potential end-customers would also be attending, and we were interested in their feedback as well. Summing up, while our expectations were high, they were even surpassed by reality.”
Forta PRO offers customers, planners and medical facilities designers to visit its’ showroom in Latvia and experience the modular construction benefits and advantages.
About Forta PRO
Forta PRO was established with the aim to offer Latvian made modular constructions to export markets, with a focus on the development of medical industry and residential building projects. Forta PRO manufactures highly functional modular systems, suitable for the construction and development of buildings of various classifications (including multi-story residential building construction).
With 77 art works by 53 artists, this exhibition is the first retrospective of German contemporary art in Riga, from the 1960s until today. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the central and affective points, as well as the most important aspects of German art of the last 50 years.
Participating artists: A.R. Penck, Albert Oehlen, Alicja Kwade, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Anselm Reyle, Bernd Koberling, Bettina Pousttcchi, Candida Höfer, Christiane Möbus, Christoph Brech, Daniel Richter, Dieter Krieg, Frank Nitsche, Georg Baselitz, Georg Jiri Dokoupil, Gerhard Richter, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Gregor Hildebrandt, Hanne Darboven, Imi Knoebel, Jonathan Meese, Jorinde Voigt, Joseph Beuys,
Julian Rosefeldt, Jörg Immendorf, Karl Horst Hödicke, Katharina Fritsch, Katharina Grosse, Marcel Odenbach, Markus Lüpertz, Markus Oehlen, Martin Assig, Martin Kippenberger, Martin Kobe, Michael Wesely, Neo Rauch, Norbert Bisky, Olaf Nicolai, Philip Fuerhofer, Rainer Fetting, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Rosemarie Trockel, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Sabine Hornig, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Florschuetz, Thomas Scheibitz, Thomas Schütte, Thomas Struth, Timm Ulrichs, Werner Büttner, Willi Sitte.
The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and examples of video art, with a few singular examples of Conceptual Art. The greater aspect of the exhibition focuses on visual and perceptual contents rather than theorization. As the covered time period began with both West and East Germany, it is necessary to show some examples from the DDR. However, while using singular examples, and particularly works from artists such as Richter, Polke and Baselitz, who existed in the East prior to the Berlin wall, the status of the former East Germany is thus largely represented by artists from the post-unification period.
The title of the exhibition refers to Elective Affinities (Die Wahlverwandtschaften, 1809) by the famous German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The novel title deals with the affinities of human relations, and appears ideal as an approach to an exhibition that includes differing viewpoints of artistic production. In this sense, the exhibition highlights connections, correspondences and derivations, which are created through the interaction of the art works. These almost chemical reactions, which – in Goethe’s novel – form through characters and human characteristics, are echoed in the concept of this show.
The installation of the exhibition is divided into four categories. Since they are non-deterministic, but rather the result of careful architectural design-layout, these zones flow naturally into one another. They do so in a manner that also allows for further mental expansion and cross-visual fertilization. The idea of a generic umbrella for the differing types of art works creates opportunities for generational comparison and engagement that is far more textured for the viewing audience. The respective sections are discreetly labeled as:
1. Expression, Imagination, and Subjectivity 2. History and Narrative 3. Abstraction and Conception 4. Presentation and Critique
In certain instances, artists appear in two different areas suggesting the breadth of their practice. They may at times be figurative and/or abstract, historical and/or critical, conceptual and/or historical, critical and/or expressive. The idea is an exhibition with an intense presence and enervating visual and intellectual content.
The aim is to make the exhibition visually accessible affording a large attendance response by city inhabitants and the Latvian public in general. There is also — cognizant of the time of year — an extended possibility of summer international visitor attendance to the exhibition.
The show takes place at the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art. A framework programme consisting of discussions and talks with and about participating artists of the show is developed in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute Riga. An extensive catalogue has been published by the Kerber Publishing House with contributing articles by Mark Gisbourne (Curator), Christoph Tannert (Director Künstlerhaus Bethanien) and Professor Ojārs Spārītis (President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences in Riga).
Contact: Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga | Astrīda Rogule | Senior Curator, Contemporary Art Collection | [email protected] | + 371 26 595419
Press contact: ARTPRESS – Ute Weingarten | Barbara Green [email protected] + 49 (0) 30 484 963 50