The idea for this project is based on the integration of modern architecture and nature. A great deal of attention was focused on the natural surroundings and the sights that open up onto the hills of Belmontas or the riverbank on the other side of the Vilnelė.
The VILNELĖS SLĖNIS project was authored by architects from Vilniaus Architektūros Studija. According to them, the greatest influence on the architectural design of the project came from the views of Belmontas, the Vilnelė flowing nearby, and the valley it runs through.
“The existing urban situation dictated the layout of the buildings. The residential complex connects two dead-end streets: the end of Manufaktūrų street and Pakraščio street. The connection isn't a street, it's a path along the river valley. One of the project's most important goals is to give each apartment a terrace from which the occupants can enjoy the beautiful nature of Belmontas. The balconies planned aren't the standard balconies you'd find in the usual apartment building. They're terraces, some of which are 2.20 sq. m. wide and others that are as much as 19 sq. m. wide. The first-floor residents will have at least partially covered wooden terraces. The residents of the higher floors will be able to enjoy excellent views of the hills of Belmontas or the river valley from their terraces, which will be installed on the roof of the building,” architect Ignas Lukauskas briefly described the project.
The main idea behind the VILNELĖ VALLEY was to create a unique closed residential block without any automobiles in its living spaces. The yards between the buildings aren't separated from one another, forming one large yard. Residents will be able to move freely throughout the entire territory.
The complex looks like it's raised on a stylobate, and the internal yard is bounded on all sides by buildings or by the valley, creating a safe and enclosed residential space with children's playgrounds and sports zones. At street level, the stylobate section will contain commercial spaces and entrances into individual buildings. This part will contain panoramic apartments with terraces. The internal courtyard will be accessible from the street by ascending or descending the main stairs. The internal territory will seem isolated from the street, so residents won't see any parking lots from their windows the way they usually do in residential blocks.
The buildings' architecture is modern, though it has its own way of standing out from other newly designed residential apartment buildings.