MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPLEX BASANAVICIAUS ST. 10
R.Palekas, B.Puzonas, D.Uogintė, A.Palekienė, K.Burbaitė, U. Morkūnaitė, E. Belardi
Three conjunct volumes are formed in the plot: residential apartment building, office building and annex of Lietuvos draudimas. All three volumes are characterized by the courtyards that correspond to the different functions of the buildings. Along the complex there is an alley that allows to reach the office building. The annex is positioned along the Basanavicius street and becomes the face of the renewed Lietuvos draudimas. The expression of the buildings is modern, though materials and rhythm of the facades connects it to the old town environment.
Glass, rusty metal and bricks are used for the buildings’ facades. The expression of the buildings is chosen considering function and orientation of the buildings. Basanavicius street facade is designed with the relief, in order to fit in the environment. The new alley facades are more translucent, open up the views and let in more light. While apartment building facades are designed to create privacy. All the facades are united not only by the coloring of the materials but also by the the rhythm of facade composition, that connects three buildings into integral complex.
The annex of Lietuvos draudimas
The annex is formed by two volumes of 12m and one of 8m, which are arranged around the inner courtyard. The mentioned dimensions of the volumes ensure proper natural lighting and allow flexible arrangement of the workspace. The storeys of the building are aligned with existing building in order to have inner connections between the buildings. We suggest to use existing courtyard for recreation and move parking spaces to the underground parking lot. In the first floor along the green alley there could be spaces for cafes with outside terraces. The building height is designed not to block the important perspectives and views to the oldtown. Technical premises are designed in the upper level of the building as well as a terrace with the view to the oldtown. We suggest to place customer entrance and service to the annex. Transparent, solid and elegant façade reflects the main characteristics of Lietuvos draudimas.
Three-storey building with attic is designed on the south side of the plot. Three corps, that are arranged around the courtyard, can be easily planned for both apartments and offices of various size. There are three staircases, in one of which there is elevator. The entrances to the staircases are in the courtyard. For There is possibility to design outdoor terraces for the apartments on the first floor. All apartments have windows facing south or west.
Office building has four storeys and flexible spaces. First and second floor offices have exits to the courtyard with the old brick wall. Translucent facades ensure proper lighting and open up city panoramas in the upper storeys. Vertical connections are designed in the middle of the volume. In the first floor there is a place for the cafe. In the upper floor entresol there is a space for technical premises.