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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre in Klaipėda County, Lithuania by DO architects

 
January 17th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DO 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.

Image Courtesy © DO architects

Image Courtesy © DO architects

  • Architects: DO architects (Aketuri Architektai)
  • Project: Svencelė Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Centre
  • Location: Svencelė, Klaipėda County, Lithuania
  • Team: Andrė Baldišiūtė, Lukas Rekevičius, Milda Rekevičienė, Ignas Uogintas, Algimantas Neniškis
  • Year: 2010

Image Courtesy © DO architects

Image Courtesy © DO architects

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.

Image Courtesy © DO architects

Image Courtesy © DO architects

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