Branch of the Bank of Lithuania in Klaipeda


Julius Volungevičius, Rimantas Lajus
  • Naujoji uosto g. 16, Klaipėda
  • Latitude:55.7140
  • Longtitude:21.1226
  • Public object

About object:

A branch of the Bank of Lithuania in Klaipeda was built in historically prosperous region of the city, in the place of a previous fishermen village called Vite. The new building was reconstructed from a kindergarten built in the Soviet period and became a landmark between the territories of the city’s centre and a port, herewith providing prestige to the general context.
When creating the complex consisting of an administration building, an ante-storage building and a storage building connected into one organism and a separate household building, the architects had to balance between the increased safety and the openness of the establishment. On the one hand, the purpose of the object required to build a high fence, on the other hand, the authors of the project avoided creating a blind wall, so the façade extended along a Naujoji Uosto Street distinguished by its multi-stratification. The plane of the very wall finished in Estonian dolomites is fragmented by openings, very narrow and broader ones for tightness, according to which the historical borders of former possessions can be recognized.
The volume composition also distinguishes in its variety of scales: buildings of different sizes, reminding typical span-roofed houses intertwine into the formation of attractive silhouette. Yet, moderate livid colour, regular geometric lines emphasize the stringent image of the complex.

A. Štelbienė

Object information:

  • Project ID:124
  • Implemented:1998
  • Architects:Julius Volungevičius, Rimantas Lajus
  • Architects companies:„Priedanga”
  • Purpose:Commercial
  • Area:13400 kv.m.
  • Constructors:Stanislava Michailovienė, Jurijus Sarajevas
  • Constructors companies:Branch of the Bank of Lithuania in Klaipeda
  • Other companies:Branch of the Bank of Lithuania in Klaipeda


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