Klaipeda State Seaport Authority in 2020 announced an open architectural concept tender for the development of a control system tower concept.
AB PST Projektai won the tender and signed a contract. How the structure required for port shipping security should look like.
Project idea – concept
In Greek, “bionics” means “alive.” Smiltyne is alive in vegetation, so the project aims to look sensitively at the surrounding environment and create a bionic structure that harmoniously blends into the pine forest horizon.
There are few fragments of the old seaside pine forests, so the building seems to fill the void, forming a natural harmony – the tower sites are designed looking at the arrangement of pine crowns. Efforts are made to maintain the vertical balance of the building by designing the sites in opposite directions, creating a replica of the tree crowns on the façade. Autumn in the forests is inseparable from the cobwebs shining at dawn, so the supporting structures of the sites create fragments of the spider from the bird’s flight. The profiles of the main load-bearing structures rise upwards, creating a repetition of the silhouette of the tree trunk. The containers required for the equipment are delivered to the sides of the tower, depicting solid roots in the loose sand cover. The building forms the image of a constantly growing and sky-deep harmony.
The tower will be built in Smiltyne at the New Ferry. When you travel to Smiltyne, you will see it perfectly from many places, as its height will be 30 meters !!!