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Lifeguard Station with Amphitheater / DO architects

Lifeguard Station with Amphitheater / DO architects

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  • Architects: DO ARCHITECTS
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 320.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016
  • Photographs Photographs: Norbert Tukaj
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Lunawood
  • Reconstruction Project Architects: Gilma Teodora Gylytė, Algimantas Neniškis, Karolina Čiplytė, Aurimas Baužys, Domantas Baltrūnas
  • Original Design: Algirdas Sviderskas (1984)
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© Norbert Tukaj
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Text description provided by the architects. In this wild and vulnerable landscape, battered by constant winds, a small structure provides refuge in the dunes. Overlooking the sandy Baltic shoreline, this once brutally monofunctional and closed object has been delicately deconstructed into a light and inviting public gathering space - a unique sunset viewpoint on Lithuania’s Curonian Spit.

Before. Image © Norbert Tukaj
Before. Image © Norbert Tukaj

The station’s newly perforated lower level frames an approaching eye’s view of the sea, a juxtaposition to the panoramic window sheltering lifesaving facilities on the upper floor of the structure. Below, a ground level cafe/bar spills out onto a timber amphitheater stepping down towards the shore. This new public space blurs the line between inside and outside, open and closed, locals and visitors and expands the possibilities for enjoying the stunning surroundings of the beach.

© Norbert Tukaj
© Norbert Tukaj
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© Norbert Tukaj
© Norbert Tukaj

The station has been stripped, revealing its honest, concrete structural surface. Its crisp faces and sharp corners strike a distinct contrast between the station’s clean white lines and the grass covered dunes and ever changing sky, reflecting the constantly shifting atmosphere and light of the Curonian Spit.

© Norbert Tukaj
© Norbert Tukaj

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Address: Preila, Lithuania

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Cite: "Lifeguard Station with Amphitheater / DO architects" 06 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/884863/lifeguard-station-with-amphitheater-do-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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海边最美的守护者:Lifeguard / DO ARCHITECTS

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