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Vilnius full of space

Cirtautaite, Jurate LU (2017) AAHM10 20161
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Today, one of the main economic engines is construction
field. A few periods of history showed that in Lithuania,
the main goal for the companies were to build
fast, cheap dwellings on the empty lots. The capital
of Lithuania, Vilnius city is not an exception. City is built ineffectively.
Functions, neighbourhoods are far apart from each
other and the transportation ineffectiveness leads to
the longer and tedious hours of commuting, dwellings
and structures are in poor condition and don’t
fit living standards anymore. People naturally moves
out from these buildings, leaving neighbourhoods,
villages or even cities desolated.
But the paradox is that city has a great number of vacant
property and land. These properties create... (More)
Today, one of the main economic engines is construction
field. A few periods of history showed that in Lithuania,
the main goal for the companies were to build
fast, cheap dwellings on the empty lots. The capital
of Lithuania, Vilnius city is not an exception. City is built ineffectively.
Functions, neighbourhoods are far apart from each
other and the transportation ineffectiveness leads to
the longer and tedious hours of commuting, dwellings
and structures are in poor condition and don’t
fit living standards anymore. People naturally moves
out from these buildings, leaving neighbourhoods,
villages or even cities desolated.
But the paradox is that city has a great number of vacant
property and land. These properties create borders, which people avoid. The snow ball is rolling and it brings emptiness, disorder and crime to the place,
while it could be used for numerous diverse developments and to make the city pattern more vibrant and sustainable.
The starting point of the project was from well-known
quote in Vilnius by the street artist: “Vilnius full of
space”. It was written on the emptied building in the
city centre. The quote appeared around 2007, when
Vilnius suffered from grand and cheap developments
on the new plots.
The project focus is on one city centre block, which
lies next to the main train station. It has various parts
and problems to be considered: historical aspects, preservation rules, topography, history, high crime rates, emptiness and etc. But the main questions to
be answered are about architecture role in making community bonds and what is required to involve people in the decision making. The project should be read as a framework, which has different stages and community decides when these stages will be reached. The project also wants to prove, that for big plans there is no need for big investments. (Less)
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author
Cirtautaite, Jurate LU
supervisor
organization
course
AAHM10 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Reuse of space, Community, Jane Jacobs, Self-building, Space in city, Big block solution, Community bonds, Self-building guide, Modules, Built on site, Historical site
language
English
id
8927615
date added to LUP
2017-10-31 10:18:48
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2017-10-31 10:18:48
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  abstract     = {Today, one of the main economic engines is construction
field. A few periods of history showed that in Lithuania,
the main goal for the companies were to build
fast, cheap dwellings on the empty lots. The capital
of Lithuania, Vilnius city is not an exception. City is built ineffectively.
Functions, neighbourhoods are far apart from each
other and the transportation ineffectiveness leads to
the longer and tedious hours of commuting, dwellings
and structures are in poor condition and don’t
fit living standards anymore. People naturally moves
out from these buildings, leaving neighbourhoods,
villages or even cities desolated.
But the paradox is that city has a great number of vacant
property and land. These properties create borders, which people avoid. The snow ball is rolling and it brings emptiness, disorder and crime to the place,
while it could be used for numerous diverse developments and to make the city pattern more vibrant and sustainable.
The starting point of the project was from well-known
quote in Vilnius by the street artist: “Vilnius full of
space”. It was written on the emptied building in the
city centre. The quote appeared around 2007, when
Vilnius suffered from grand and cheap developments
on the new plots.
The project focus is on one city centre block, which
lies next to the main train station. It has various parts
and problems to be considered: historical aspects, preservation rules, topography, history, high crime rates, emptiness and etc. But the main questions to
be answered are about architecture role in making community bonds and what is required to involve people in the decision making. The project should be read as a framework, which has different stages and community decides when these stages will be reached. The project also wants to prove, that for big plans there is no need for big investments.},
  author       = {Cirtautaite, Jurate},
  keyword      = {Reuse of space,Community,Jane Jacobs,Self-building,Space in city,Big block solution,Community bonds,Self-building guide,Modules,Built on site,Historical site},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vilnius full of space},
  year         = {2017},
}