EXIT vasaros rezidencija, naktinis klubas [Exit Summer Residence, Night Club] and Terasa Vasara [Summer Terrace]
Vasaros Restoranas [Summer Restaurant]
Exit vasaros rezidencija, naktinis klubas, Karaliaus dvaras ir partneriai [Exit Summer residence, night club, Royal Manor and Partners]
Culture/leisure/tourism/cafeteria and restaurant
Culture/leisure/tourism/cafeteria and night club
Concrete by reinforcement
Concrete is a relatively brittle material that is strong in compression but less so in tension.
To increase its overall strength, steel rods, wires, mesh or cables may be embedded in concrete before it sets. This reinforcement, often known as rebar, resists tensile forces. By forming a strong bond, the two materials are able to resist a variety of applied forces, effectively acting as a single structural element .
In this case, the concrete can be made by mixing the components directly on site, or it may be transported from a production plant in concrete-mixer trucks.
This method has the disadvantage of leaving the concrete exposed to the elements while it is setting. Whereas, with other methods, the environmental conditions can be controlled during setting, providing greater control over the outcome, with cast-in-place concrete a series of tests and protocols are necessary to verify its final strength.
- textured walls
- wooden formwork finish
- stamped concrete
- exposed aggregate concrete, colored concrete, etc.
This element is characteristic of many industrial buildings from 1900 to 1950 in which large, flared support structures extend into disc-like capitals.
State of Conservation
The restaurant, with its outdoor cafe, was a very popular place among summer tourists in the resort town of Palanga, located in a beautiful enclave on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Mushroom- or umbrella-shaped structures – i.e., a single central pillar which spreads out at the top to form the roof of a space, usually circular in plan – are clearly associated with reinforced concrete technologies. The Vasara restaurant is an obvious example of this typology, but it was exceptional both for its size and for its slender shape: the pillar expanded to create the roof in a continuous curved section, without any interruption between pillar and ceiling. An intermediate floor, supported by conventional concrete pillars, added stability where the pillar was most slender. The view of the structure-roof from the outside was ensured by the use of a glazed circular façade, and the effect at night was spectacular due to the large number of lights embedded in the concrete, simulating a starry sky.
S. Nėries 30
Klaipėda 00136 Palanga
Fundación DOCOMOMO Ibérico