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Lithuania Park Of Architecture 18 03 10


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Best practice - Developing qualitative urban space with the help of CI – Park of Architecture – Vilnius, Mr Mindaugas Pakalnis, chief architect of Municipal Enterprise Vilnius Pan, Council Member of the Lithuanian Union of Architects

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Lithuania Park Of Architecture 18 03 10

  1. 1. Developing qualitative urban space with the help of CI – Park of Architecture Vilnius Mindaugas Pakalnis , Municipal enterprise “Vilniaus planas” chief architect
  2. 2. Hilly landscape. Fantastic views. Preserved greenery in the city centre. Still existing contact of old town and suburban area. Uniqueness of Vilnius city structure 19/03/10
  3. 3. “ Culture clusters” and creative U ž upis district 19/03/10
  4. 4. <ul><li>Pour suburban areas outside the medieval city wall. </li></ul><ul><li>Paupys and Paplaujos – areas where industry was born in Vilnius. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to now kept charm of suburb. </li></ul>Colorful history of eastern part of the town 19/03/10
  5. 5. Užupis district 19/03/10 U župis
  6. 6. Creative U ž upis community: Republic of U ž upis 19/03/10
  7. 7. Creative U ž upis community: artists U župis art incubator 19/03/10
  8. 8. Creative U ž upis community: fashion “ ARMADA” (Is it a fashion?) – started as alternative underground fashion show, developed into international fashion event. 19/03/10
  9. 9. Tymo quarter U župis 19/03/10 Tymo quarter
  10. 10. Tymo quarter Started as simple dwelling houses project, made to a place of events, ecological and crafts market,… 19/03/10
  11. 11. Tymo quarter … and will be developed into medieval crafts heritage quarter in the future 19/03/10
  12. 12. Park of Architecture U župis Tymo quarter 19/03/10 Park of Architecture Park K ūdrų
  13. 13. <ul><li>Modern urban planning - principles of sustainable development. </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary architecture in the historical context. </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient use of eco-materials and energy resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Social cohesion in healthy and safe urban environment. </li></ul><ul><li>A new tool for the architectural-environmental education of society. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating possibilities for U župis creative district physical and ideological expansion </li></ul>Park of architecture – the main goals 19/03/10
  14. 14. Park of Architecture <ul><li>“ Naujasis užupis” - 3,2 and 1,7 ha in former electrometer factory; </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sermeta” - 1,3 ha in “Vilnius fur” factory; </li></ul><ul><li>“ Audėjas” - 5 ha in the territory of the factory; </li></ul><ul><li>“ Markučiai” - 4,7 ha of the former concrete production plant. </li></ul>U župis Tymo quarter 19/03/10
  15. 15. <ul><li>2006 – revitalization concept for the area done by the group of leading Lithuanian architects </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – workshops for Vilnia river banks and public spaces </li></ul>200 6 2008 Park of Architecture –workshops 19/03/10
  16. 16. <ul><li>2007- approved development concept of 22 , 7 ha in Paup ys </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - approved development concept of 35 ha in Markuciai </li></ul><ul><li>Main requirements for urban structure development, general solutions for transportation, engineering, public spaces and social infrastructure of the whole area </li></ul>Park of Architecture – development concept 19/03/10
  17. 17. <ul><li>January 2008 - Vilnius city municipality has initiated the project; </li></ul><ul><li>March 2008 – cooperation agreement signed with Ministry of Environment , Union of Architects , Association of Real Estate Developers of Lithuania ; </li></ul><ul><li>April 2008 – public invitation for investors to participate in the project; </li></ul><ul><li>J u ly 2008 - established partnership with 4 companies; </li></ul><ul><li>January 200 9 – one more partner joins the project. </li></ul>Park of Architecture – official start 19/03/10
  18. 18. <ul><li>Vilnius’ citizens opinion poll about the project’s public spaces: </li></ul>Community involvement 19/03/10
  19. 19. <ul><li>Planned means of communication : </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I nfo center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposition on the building site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adverts of equipment producers and suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative activities on the site </li></ul></ul>Communication– information and education 19/03/10
  20. 20. <ul><li>Architectural diversity and exclusively aesthetical solutions; </li></ul><ul><li>Modern technologies and quality materials; </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of sustainable energy principles; </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced solutions of mobility; </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement, dialog with community; </li></ul><ul><li>Social integration – places for small enterprises; </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed use housing concept; </li></ul><ul><li>Obligations to fulfill ground principles, determined for the project. </li></ul>Municipality’s and partners common goals 19/03/10
  21. 21. <ul><li>Urban structure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contextual diversity of urban planning principals, responding to the history of the area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of public spaces and housing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal requirements for heights, density. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety providing planning solutions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensive use of waterfront </li></ul></ul>Basic quality requirements 19/03/10
  22. 22. <ul><li>Functional requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed used area – housing, working places (especially small and creative businesses), services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All required social infrastructure (schools, kindergardens, community centre, primary health care). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe accessibility by feet or by bike. </li></ul></ul>Basic quality requirements 19/03/10
  23. 23. <ul><li>Housing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity of dwelling types (from luxurious to social, do it yourself projects). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity of ownership (private apartments, flats for rent, even hostels for students). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apartments with workshops for artists and craftsmen. </li></ul></ul>Basic quality requirements 19/03/10
  24. 24. <ul><li>Traffic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority for pedestrians and bicycles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority for public transportation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing need to use private cars (reducing parking places inside, “car sharing” service). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced engineering technologies, reduced energy demand, rain water use. </li></ul>Basic quality requirements 19/03/10
  25. 25. <ul><li>Approving Basic quality requirements by municipality and the partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation with companies, operating engineering infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of scientific and creative institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Getting financial support from EU funds. </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural competitions on the ideas for different parts of the area. </li></ul>Oncoming activities 19/03/10
  26. 26.  : existing urban surrounding, history of the site, existing local networks of creative people Our strengths and weaknesses  : Lack of: trust between partners political responsibility public finances Process of partner selection - done paying most attention to the site, but without pushing the investors to compete for the best result. 19/03/10
  27. 27. Existing buildings will be used as workshops and artist studios We will start from creativity again A new culture infrastructure will be created – spaces for already well known independent theatre. 19/03/10
  28. 28. SEE YOU IN VILNIUS 19/03/10