Residential estates, a modern business complex, public spaces and spaces for creative endeavours, a kindergarten and an Old Town market designed by the six best teams of Lithuanian architects will be built in the new district called Paupys (Riverside) in Vilnius. A former industrial site in the Old Town covering 5 hectares will be reborn as a vibrant local residential and tourist attraction.
An investment of more than Eur 150 million is planned for the development of the Paupys District. This unique concept of the district has been developed by six experienced teams of architects – Arches, Eventus Pro, Architektūros Linija, T. Balčiūno Architektūros Biuras, Ambraso Architektų Biuras, and Kančo Studija. Their design solutions were also assessed by experts from UNESCO.
The first residential estates of the district planned near the bank of the River Vilnia are scheduled for completion in 2019. More than 600 apartments from luxury, exclusive apartments of a few hundred square meters to cosy, stylish, small apartments for young people or young families have been planned.
The new district will have residential buildings near a modern business complex with top-class offices, unique and exclusive premises for creative industries, various shops, restaurants, clubs, an art gallery, a conference centre, a sports club and a kindergarten.
An exclusive landmark of the Paupys District will be a stylish gourmet market selling the products of farmers, fishermen, and masters in gastronomy and also about a dozen street restaurants.
Special attention is paid to various public spaces in the district by creating squares, fountains and artistic installations. In order to ensure that these spaces are for people rather than cars, underground parking areas are planned under the entire district.
The Paupys District is the first step in the implementation of the largest area conversion project by Vilniaus Architektūros Parkas aimed at converting 78 hectares of unused industrial sites located close to Vilnius city centre into areas attractive for living, work and leisure.
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