Architects:Gintaras Čičiurka, Valdas Janulis, Saulius Plungė
Complex of eight-floor multi-storey hotel and restored former cinema is a very atypical architectural ensemble. Already at the beginning of the building, both the new and old building received controversial evaluations.
The plot where is the hotel “Aurora” has risen is on the reserve territory of Klaipeda state seaport in strategically convenient place. The hotel is leant against the restored and renovated cinema “Aurora” that functioned during the Soviet times. Authentic exterior of “Stalinist” building included in the registry of real estate values has been retained. Here a multifunctional centre of conference and cultural events has been established, and cinema hall has been retained as well. Monumental and sculptural multi-storey volume has been formed of two oblique “monolithic” blocks exchanging each other, hanging over the glazed lobby of the ground floor. The facades are composed in functionalist manner. It is operated by means of masses and planes. The characteristic accent is rear facades covered with plates of “rusted” metal – raising associations of crashing cargo, shipyards, water and rasping metal sounds.
- Project ID:160
- Architects:Gintaras Čičiurka, Valdas Janulis, Saulius Plungė
- Architects companies:A405
- Area:5958 kv. m.
- Constructors:Virginija Miniotiene, Svetlana Sidorkina, Mindaugas Bliudžius
- Constructors companies:Hotel with Conference Centre “Aurora”
- Other companies:skulptorius Klaudijus Pudymas
- Photographer:Gintaras Čičiurka