Quarter of Apartment Houses in Raitininku Street


Gintaras Čaikauskas, Virginija Venckūnienė, Judita Striukienė, Paulius Petkus
  • Raitininkų g., Vilnius
  • Latitude:54.6928
  • Longtitude:25.2952
  • Public object

About object:

This is probably the first quarter of ten houses built on the right bank of the River Neris in Vilnius City after the Soviet period according to a unified urban idea.
The buildings repeating the relief descending towards the river are built in three rows on the terraces of different heights. In line with the level of the terraces the scale of the houses “grows”: the most remote apartment houses from the River Neris are the largest and the highest ones matching to the adjacent buildings by their scale, and the houses forming the riverside parterre are smaller, softening the contrast between the urban and the natural riverside environment.
The smallest houses standing in the first parterre are finished with dark brown bricks; their single volume is relieved by balconies-loggias facing to the river. The larger apartment houses standing more remotely are covered with light grey masonry; only their upper floors are still the same graceful, visually “torn away” from the main volume. This solution was chosen by the architects because it helped to preserve the unified architectural character of the quarter, herewith creating more dynamic, smaller volumes of houses, what is to be welcomed in terms of heritage protection – the quarter is within a visual protection area of the Old Town: it reveals like on a palm from the Hill of Gediminas.

R. Leitanaitė

Object information:

  • Project ID:118
  • Implemented:2005
  • Architects:Gintaras Čaikauskas, Virginija Venckūnienė, Judita Striukienė, Paulius Petkus
  • Architects companies:„Architektūros linija”
  • Purpose:Residency
  • Area:17 947 kv. m.
  • Constructors:Quarter of Apartment Houses in Raitininku Street
  • Constructors companies:Quarter of Apartment Houses in Raitininku Street
  • Other companies:Wienerberger


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