Existig -Laisves al 1
Existing Courtyard – Laisves al 1
INDEPENDENCE COURTYARD/GATE TO TEMPORARY SPACES
opening the existing spaces and using vacant lots
Situated in a prominent location on the Independence square building is lack of welcoming feeling, energy and youth. Thus, our goal is not to do a major make up as we do not think that facial appearance could heal it, we are offering an idea of creating a courtyard with serious activities for different age of people. Also we offer a prototype of live/work model housing. Having a working space in your accommodation reduces traveling cost, pollution and necessity for car. Also having a working space and being surrounded by existing business encourages new entrepreneurship to appear. And new entrepreneurship is new business and fresh new ideas for the city. Courtyards and arcades were important places of city life, creating different layers of life and lifestyles. Now they are transformed into the car parking. According to the statistics there are over five hundred cars for thousand people and in ten years period this number just increased while in well developed countries like Stockholm, Copenhagen or Amsterdam the number is decreasing. People tend to use public transport, bicycles or walk. According to Berlin traffic monitoring centre, there is an enormous impact of public transport development and teaching people sustainable living. Few advantages:
– Community feeling ->community activities and
events-> sharing experience and knowledge ->
new ideas -> new business -> improving city life.
Good public transport in a city->better access to
city and its nightlife -> developing city nightlife ->
more business and live city-> people in the street
-> developing safe city
So every action has its consequences. Freedom Avenue has many vacant lots, abandoned corners and courtyards, flats nobody lives in. Every vacant lot is a possibility; it is full of freedom for temporary activities. We promote the idea of ‘liquid ‘ modernity. Life pace is too fast and city must go with it not to be frozen with the poverty of private owners who do not care about their property. Those empty shops could be a place for young entrepreneurs or artists if it could be accessible and have reasonable price. Short leases are a must these times.
Our booklet you can find here: http://issuu.com/paulina.naruseviciute/docs/laisv__s_impulsai_bro__i__ra_201307