Ararte's Park in Jurbarkas Comprises Irregular Concrete Steps

By: Joey Haar - Oct 31, 2016
References: ararte & archdaily
Lithuanian architecture firm Ararte's park in Jurbarkas is reminiscent of artificial geographical features like steppes or quarries. The park incorporates sharp and obtusely angled concrete volumes that cohere the wild space into usable public areas for the residents of the small Lithuanian town.

Ararte's Jurbarkas park is divided roughly into three zones. The "hillock place" is a tiny and secluded area that intrepid wanderers can find by following a white and black concrete path. The "chamber place" provides interesting volumes for children to climb and play on while also offering seating and grassy knolls for parents to read and relax. The main feature of the park, though, is the massive, abstract staircase and seating area at the center.