In 1904 ZIEMEĻBLĀZMA was built for the Mīlgrāvja Abstinence Society, which in 1906 was burnt down by the punishment squad. The current building was built from 1910 to 1913 with a goal to enrich the cultural life of the local inhabitants. Patron A.Dombrovskis presented the culture palace for public use on September 1, 1913. It developed as an outstanding culture and educational center not only for Riga, but for the whole country.
Over the years the culture work and the processes of ZIEMEĻBLĀZMA have been organized keeping in mind the formula of A.Dombrovskis : Through knowledge towards a clear mind, through culture towards a clear mind, through healthy lifestyle towards a clear mind. This purposeful formula has served as a motto, preserving and developing the culture foundation and promoting creative innovations.
The architecturally unique culture palace ZIEMEĻBLĀZMA is a significant culture asset for Latvia. After the reconstruction it is an important state and city center for culture activities and presentations, a tourist attraction place, a modern venue for learning the history, a sophisticated art center and a platform for generating innovative ideas. The culture palace ZIEMEĻBLĀZMA is the only culture center in Vecmīlgrāvis and the surrounding area, which serves as a socially and economically valuable object, promoting and strengthening social integration. The park territory is used not only as a recreational zone but as a diverse culture venue.
In 2014 Riga will be the culture capital of Europe. The renewed culture palace ZIEMEĻBLĀZMA is chosen as one of the many venues of cultural events.
CULTURE PALACE ZIEMEĻBLĀZMA is a part of the Association of Culture Institutions of Riga City Council.