(Re)connecting. Alksnynė defense complex
Vilnius Academy of Arts
Associate professor: doc. Laura Malcaitė
What are we doing here? The principles of minimal intervention are applied to revive the territory of the defensive complex and its ecosystem while preserving its uniqueness and landscape changes. By combining dissolving constructed objects with “heavy” long-lasting structures, the aim is to draw attention to the resilience of the structures and materials. Why minimal intervention? This principle is employed in creating new methods and connections for observing the natural and architectural environment. The function of bunkers remains unchanged, leaving spaces as repositories of immaterial architecture. Meanwhile, new solutions are implemented to enhance the existing structures and landscape features.