Outdoor design of the 3.6 ha Lielais Square and its focal point - the fountain Frigate Wallfisch reflects Ventspils identity in a contemporary and universal environmental design. It reproduces the image of dunes transforming into the developing Music School and concert hall, elements of which complement each other– the square, the fountain and the expressive construction. Square’s complex adds value to the urban environment attracting people at all seasons and increases recognition of Ventspils.
Wareth gardens are Japanese style gardens, 6.5 hectors which are dramatically organized through combining the different types of garden designs such as natural stream landscape, tea garden, and dry landscape based on the idea that owner enjoy the garden through WAlk, REst, and THink. There are 650 different varieties of trees and various colors of ornamental glasses throughout the garden. This ecologically rich and unique stroll garden as an extraordinary place to view changes of the seasons has various beautiful faces and colors throughout the seasons and has enchanted people for years.
People live with hardly any nature in urban environment, and face various pressures every day, so it is necessary for them to have a healing space at home to release mental and physical stress. There is a Zen word “San Sui Ni Sei On Ari”, which means in nature of mountain and river people can hear clear and pure sound. Under this design concept the design combines the urban elements and the nature elements into one space. Water falling down from celling and expending waves, making it possible to enjoy this space not only visually but also acoustically by hearing the sound.
Following the design of the decorative lighting the architectural concept was developed in which the main theme is the arch, a historic building element which extends through the world and in particular the turkish history of architecture. A complex steel structure was proposed as the tunnel access, not just an entrance portal. The architecture of this access, in a symbolic and functional sense consists of 80 interlocking arches, with different radii and inclination placed in series, whose each developed length reaches 30m with the supports span of 20m.
PLAYOHO Art Pavilion comprises of 28 nos. of circular rings on columns with different materials and characters which moves in wind and cast shadows on ground. It creates a free public space for citizens to stop their hectic pace, stay, and hang around freely. Appreciating the skylight and wind. It encourages the public to slow down and rest on the lawn and have a moment of free play, or doing nothing practically but watching the wind move the rings.
The new development emphasizes the historical planning structure of the ensemble of former factory buildings and "opens" the territory to business, visitors and residents. The demolition of inefficient structures on the embankment will promote the creation of view corridors towards the Moscow River. Getting a unique and attractive public image will be reached through the reconstruction of the structures along the riverbank and accommodation of shopping arcades going into the inland of the plot.