Architects:Snieguolė Stripinienė, Saulius Stripinis, Elvyra Kaltanaitė
During the Soviet times the port in Klaipeda was flourishing and the residents had no other access to the Curonian Spit apart from the narrow ferry crossing range. The situation changed in 2004 with the start of the long-term real estate development project, according to which the former part of Klaipeda port is going to be rearranged and the access to the Curonian Spit will become wider.
The Royal Warehouse, built in the 18th century, which was used for utility activities, i. e. fishermen kept their equipment and dried their fishnets there, was reconstructed. The new purpose of the building, i. e. the centre for servicing the Klaipeda castle yachts port, required installing new technologies and other internal planning. At present small sailing-ships crews can wash up, wash their clothes, buy sailing equipment and eat at the restaurant there.
The object is also interesting technically, since one of the most important tasks was to preserve the authentic wooden frame, which was formed of 300 x 300 mm cross-section hacked wooden beams. The 12 meter long one-piece beams, supporting the ceiling, were also retained. The historical wooden part of the warehouse is the main value and beauty of the building therefore almost the entire supporting structure remains uncovered and everybody can come and admire it.
- Project ID:38
- Architects:Snieguolė Stripinienė, Saulius Stripinis, Elvyra Kaltanaitė
- Architects companies:„Uostamiesčio projektas”
- Constructors:J. Bartkuvienė
- Constructors companies:Yachts port service center in Klaipeda
- Other companies:Yachts port service center in Klaipeda