PUBLIC SPACE RENEWAL STRATEGY

Klaipeda city municipality is planning to regenerate Rumpiskes and Kauno large scale housing estates using EU fund for Integrated Territorial Investment 2014-2020. Both neighbourhoods were built more than 50 years ago and need urgent regeneration: public spaces and the housing stock is outdates, there is lack of car parking and public facilities. Nevertheless, the area is still very attractive to citizens, as it is very close to the old town and city centre, major shopping areas and public parks. 10 % of Klaipeda population lives here.

Goal of the feasibility study was to define desired neighbourhoods development model, propose solutions how to reorganize district structure, how to regenerate courtyards and surrounding public spaces – Taikos avenue, Oak park and Vaidila square. Possible development scenarios and the final vision for the courtyards and public spaces were tested on typical group of houses. The project was done involving local citizens, who have actively participated in the workshops, expressed their needs and expectations, reacted to proposed development scenarios and discussed the final result.

Proposals and recommendations from the feasibility study will be used for technical renovation projects, planning documents and construction works.

 

Type: Feasibility study with public participation
Proposal:
 Strategy how to regenerate public spaces and courtyards in a large scale housing estate
Location: Housing estate in Klaipėda, Lithuania
Date: 2014-2015
Site area: 97 ha
Client: Klaipėda City Municipality
Project website: http://klaipedosdaugiabuciai.lt/
Project booklet here
Team: Tadas Jonauskis, Justina Muliuolytė, Edita Gumauskaitė, Laima Čijunskaitė, external experts – Ingrida Karkalienė, Mindaugas Pakalnis

 

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