23.6.2016

Ligeguard Station in Preila

Architect
DO ARCHITECTS
Location
Preila, Lithuania
Photos
Norbert Tukaj
Year
2016

Preila Lifeguard Station  was originally built in 1984 and and refurbished by the DO architects in 2017.

Lightweight sails and smooth, silver-weathered thermowood decks elegantly complement the sandy dunes and offer a perfect place to chill in this UNESCO protected area. In this wild and vulnerable landscape, battered by constant winds, a small structure provides refuge in the dunes. This once monofunctional construction has been delicately deconstructed into a light and inviting public gathering space – a unique sunset viewpoint on Lithuania’s Curonian Spit.

The Ligeguard station features naturally weathered Lunawood Thermowood decking which withstands humid marine climates, even without surface treatment.

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