The Gandrališkės residential estate occupying 9 ha area is located nearby the new sea ferry, between Taikos prospektas and Minijos gatvė.
Pilsotas of 112 metre height located in Gandrališkės is the tallest residential building in the Baltic States and 3rd tallest building in Lithuania (including Vilnius television tower). The building was named after the district’s historical Couronian name, Pilsotas.
At present, it is the only building in Klaipėda that exceeds the height of 100 m.
Gandrališkės estate has around 6 thousand residents.
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TOTAL AREA OF THE BUILDING
Indoor parking area
15 living complexes with 1 500 apartments are built in Gandrališkės. Their total living area is approximately 147 000 square meters. Two-floor indoor parking areas – garages of 3 306 parking spaces are built (1.5 parking spaces per one apartment). The buildings has 197 offices and commercial premises (28 000 m²). Small shops, parlours, cafes, public utility companies, health care establishments, legal aid offices, banking offices occupy the ground floors of the blocks of apartments.
Most of the new apartments are designed with separate 4 m² storage spaces (for bicycles, prams, etc.).
Quality facade panels of a wide range of colours, resistant to marine climate, were used for the external finish of the buildings.
State-of-the-art solutions for engineering, construction and technological challenges were used in this new construction, architecture and balanced infrastructure estate.
Apartments and commercial spaces are fitted with:
– centralised data accounting system of public utilities – electricity, water, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning;
– video surveillance and archiving system at the entries and exits from the parking grounds, lift halls on the ground floors, entries from outside;
– security alarm;
– fire alarm;
– shared cable television system ensuring local and satellite television transmission;
– telephone network with a uniform telephone station;
– local computer network with Internet access;
– installation of a HRV (heat recovery ventilation) system cuts apartment heating expenses down by 15–20%;
– trunk air-conditioning system to which everyone willing was connected.
A very important and useful decision of this neighbourhood design is the layout of pedestrian paths and rest zones above the parking spaces. Ventilated parking areas make it possible to preserve a clean environment in the centre of the city. Courtyards of the residential estate are free of any noise of car engines and security alarms.
The new construction estate is pleasant to the eye for its functionally planned and tastefully-arranged surroundings, broad pavements and bicycle and roller-skate paths, small pedestrian bridges, lawns, recreation zones, and small architectural forms, which all form a harmony. Residents can have a rest and a chat. From the sixth floor upward, there is a beautiful view to Kuršių marios (the Curonian Lagoon), Neringa and the Baltic Sea.
Innovative, stylish architecture predominates in Gandrališkės. The new living estate was built in stages (new construction was split into 11 stages) to ensure peacefulness, comfort and a healthy environment for its future residents.