Municipalities in Lithuania have approved so-called Integrated Territories, which have to be organized, newly created, or upgraded according to the National Progress Program. The following measures are planned in the target territories: the creation of new individual residential areas; creating or upgrading urban attraction sites; complex renovation of residential areas; creation or restoration of recreational areas; customization of unused objects (conversion); construction of public, commercial, and industrial buildings. (source: https://structum.lt/imiestas/ismanusis-miestas-i/)
The municipality of Druskininkai city following mentioned Program wants to improve unused territories in Druskininkai city, which have huge potential for residents and guests of the city.
The detailed plan, which has been launched, provides, among other things, for the formation of a 0.28 ha land plot for the construction of a new building(s) for the Art Department of the Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas Art School in Druskininkai. The plot of land to be developed is situated on the shore of the Vijūnėlė Pond: it is located in a relatively quiet location, with excellent views from all sides, adjacent to the cultural heritage area – the historical part of the town of Druskininkai, the V. K. Jonynas Gallery, and the Čiurlionis Memorial Museum. In addition, the plot is connected to all underground engineering networks necessary for the construction of such a building. The site is free of any buildings and does not fall within any protected areas.
Typical school building(s) cannot be constructed in such a sensitive, creative area, and the architectural expression of the future building must be unique and subtly blend in with the surroundings. Educational opportunities must be provided not only inside the building but also in the environment (outdoor spaces), using modern teaching methods and opening up the artistic creation process to the public. The architectural expression of the building must be unique and subtly blend with the natural environment.