The former main cultural building of the military city was reconstructed. In stages 1 and 2 it was planned to change purpose of the building to sports building and in stage 3 it was planned to build a new annex, i.e., an entertainment swimming pool that is connected by a gallery with the existing buildings.
Due to its specifics, the reconstructed building will become a centre of attraction for the community of Tauragė city, as premises adapted for physical and leisure activities were installed. The aim of this project was to give a new architectural expression to the existing building. The building consists of several interconnected blocks. It was intended to give the blocks a different look, but certain elements and the same stylistics was maintained. Façades are mostly constructed of durable and natural materials (wood, stone slabs, glass). After dismantling the pitched roofs, reconstructed building acquired laconic modern forms and its style now is partly minimalist. Different angles reveal contrasting elements obtained by using specific façade components and natural wood texture colours. For the first time in Lithuania, exclusive planks (Padauk) were used for construing the façades of a public object and they do not require any additional treatment (painting, varnishing, etc.). Over time, the planks will naturally change their colour from bright red to neutral grey, so every year the façades will take on a different colour shade or tone.
During the third stage of the construction, a swimming pool (25 m long and up to 2 m deep), an entertainment swimming pool, a children’s swimming pool, 3 saunas, a jacuzzi, and entertainment equipment for swimming pools (downhill, cascades, etc.) were installed. In order to surprise the future visitors, an arch with a water curtain was installed, which will serve as a water screen where short videos will be projected.
It was planned to reconstruct the building and adapt it to community development, active recreation, and leisure activities.
During the preparation of the project, a spatial design program was used for digital building information modelling.