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Shaping a Modern Townscape in The City Centre Area: The Case of Vilnius

Authors
  • Panavaitė, Lina
Type
Published Article
Journal
Architecture and Urban Planning
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2024
Volume
20
Issue
1
Pages
1–11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/aup-2024-0001
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The development of a contemporary townscape within the historical urban structures is a phenomenon of this period that has been going on in Lithuania for about 20 years. This is an ongoing process with an uncertain outcome, as the rapidly changing urban design trends require quick responses to current needs. It is necessary to modify, revise, and supplement the concepts and existing legislation accordingly. This article examines the factors leading to the emergence and formation of the modern townscape in Vilnius, as well as the documents governing the city’s development after gaining independence. It presents an evaluation of the newly established urban structures in the central part of Vilnius and identifies the challenges and problems in shaping the contemporary townscape. The results of the study allow us to identify what actions must be taken in order to form a high-quality modern townscape, starting with self-evaluation of what has been done and ending with the creation of a dynamic urban model that would respond to constantly changing needs.

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