location_Smiltynė, Kuršių nerija
status_competition, 1st place
team_ Karolina Štreimikytė, Rūta Stankevičiūtė, Ieva Marcinonytė, Alda Tilvikaitė , Milda Rekevičienė, Norbert Tukaj, Justas Juzėnas, Lukas Rekevičius
The former villa of Kopgalis is at the end of the Great Dune. The natural formation extends throughout all of the Curonian spit up until this point, where the administration building of Klaipėda’s Maritime museum stands. The project sums up and embodies all of the best Curonian spirit: the wind, Urbo hill, the Dead dune, ancient woods and all of the other elements of the changing and yet linear landscape.
The building tells a story about the character of the place: the changing facade tells us about the wind and the storms, the stories and the lives of people, living in contact and in harmony with the dynamics of the Baltic sea.
Modern functions and historical identity combine in a very practical way: a rational layout, and wide windows are covered with wood patterns. All of the materials are close to nature or easy to recycle, ensuring the comfort and health of every user.