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Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre / DO architects + Aketuri Architektai

Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre / DO architects + Aketuri Architektai

Courtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri ArchitektaiCourtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri ArchitektaiCourtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri ArchitektaiCourtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri Architektai+ 18

  • Architects: AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI, Doarchi
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010 Year:  2010
  • Photographs Photographs:  Courtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri Architektai
  • Design Team:Andrė Baldišiūtė, Lukas Rekevičius, Milda Rekevičienė, Ignas Uogintas, Algimantas Neniškis
  • City:Svencelė
  • Country:Lithuania
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Courtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri Architektai
Courtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri Architektai

Text description provided by the architects. The kiteboarding and windsurfing centre in Svencelė transformed a remote kite spot into a major recreational hub in a single summer season. This container city forms just a small part of the major master plan to convert a 30 ha ex-soviet duck farm on the shores of Lithuania’s Curonian Lagoon into a residential and recreational community. The complex was built from 37 portable containers as a means of testing the planned urban structure and accelerating the future development of the area without enormous investments, critical at a time when the world financial crisis led to a lack of optimism about the ambitious projects that had been proposed.

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The centre has become a popular summer getaway spot for surfers and a place for informal seaside events. The waterfront is a lively public alley of surf shops and schools, a café and a stage terrace, while living and amenity units are located further inland. The composition of the containers forms a sculptural silhouette that emerges from the landscape, while maintaining maximal transparency towards the water.

The project illustrates today‘s processes in a world where regular ways of developments are no longer effective and invites architects to propose alternative initiatives.

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Address:Svencelė 96241, Lithuania

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Cite: "Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre / DO architects + Aketuri Architektai" 22 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/556280/svencele-kiteboarding-and-windsurfing-centre-do-architects-aketuri-architektai> ISSN 0719-8884

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