St. Jacob hospital area development concept
|Client||"Lords LB Asset Management|
The urban concept aims to create a homogeneous quarter by integrating existing buildings of the St. Jacob's Hospital Complex, to preserve the visual domination of St. Apostle Philip and James Church and Dominican Monastery and to incorporate new functions in the quarter.
The existing buildings of the former hospital are joined by an underground section, and a newly designed building completes the perimeter of Vasario 16-osios street. The newly created volumes along J. Tumo-Vaižganto Street are designed to form the street boundaries and open the view the Church. The elevation of A.Goštauto street is not closed, visual links with the church are maintained, as well as the flow of pedestrians from the White Bridge to the courtyard of the territory is extended. The courtyard connects Lyceum school and kindergarten and hotel complexes, dividing them by function but maintaining public access. A public space is created in the yard, which overlooks the right bank of the Neris River and the historical complex located in the projected territory.
The main architectural concept is to reveal the beauty of the historically formed architectural ensemble, not obscuring it by new buildings and intricate solutions, but subtly complementing and completing the existing complex and forming an inner square at the heart of it. The square connects the monastery complex with the designed buildings of Vilnius Lyceum and the hotel, whose restrained façade expression is a reference to the adjoining monastery building. The square serves as a public space offering stunning views of both the church and the modern right bank of the Neris. In addition to its function as a public space, the square (courtyard) also meets the needs of both the Lyceum and kindergarten, which in its aesthetics resemble a baroque convent garden.