POSSIBILITIES AND PROBLEMS IN THE FORMATION OF SEAPORT VISUAL IMAGE: SPECIAL PLAN OF HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS FOR KLAIPEDA - CURRENT SITUATION AND CONCEPTION (Uostamiescio Vizualinio Ivaizdzio Formavimo Galimybes IR Problemos: Aukstybiniu Pastatu Speciali
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The paper deals with issues of high-rise building development and contemporary problems related to the formation of city development vision in Lithuania. The analysis focuses on the possibilities and problems arising in the process of developing the Special Plan of high-rise building arrangement in Klaipeda in the formation of the visual image of the city. The methodology of this Plan is discussed by the author in two papers. The present paper is the first one and analyses two stages of the plan development. The first stage is the analysis of the current situation in Klaipeda and possibilities to introduce high-rise buildings into the city morphostructure. This stage comprises 7 aspects: evaluation of the territory development from the point of view of investment possibilities; historical development of the city structure; hierarchy of values of preserved territories; analysis of the territory planning documents regulating townscape formation; evaluation of visual peculiarities; definition of visual identity zones, analysis and evaluation of important mass view points as well as evolvents of views seen from them. The second stage of developing the Special Plan constitutes efforts to define the conception of high-rise buildings arrangement on a city scale, central part scale and old-town scale.
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