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  6. 2010
  7. Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre / DO architects + Aketuri Architektai

Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre / DO architects + Aketuri Architektai

  • 01:00 - 22 October, 2014
Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre / DO architects + Aketuri Architektai
Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre / DO architects + Aketuri Architektai, Courtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri Architektai
Courtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri Architektai

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Svencelė 96241, Lithuania
  • Design Team

    Andrė Baldišiūtė, Lukas Rekevičius, Milda Rekevičienė, Ignas Uogintas, Algimantas Neniškis
  • Project Year

    2010
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.

Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre / DO architects + Aketuri Architektai, Courtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri Architektai
Courtesy of Architects: DO architects + Aketuri Architektai

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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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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