"We are pleased that the initiative to revitalize the abandoned building, which is based on the historical and architectural value of the heart of the capital, and transform it into a hotel and thereby restore the historical goal We are grateful to the most important project partner who managed to carry out construction and reconstruction work under extremely difficult conditions and in accordance with the planning ", – says Rūta Pulkauninkaitė-Macika, director of the hotel" Pacai ".
The execution of an exclusive project took five years. More than half of the time involved architectural, archaeological and other studies, preparation of project proposals and preparation for reconstruction. In the meantime, construction and reconstruction work was carried out for two years, and they carried out more than 200 construction companies, coordinated by approximately 300 suppliers and subcontractors.
"We encountered several challenges in project implementation: the site is located in the UNESCO-protected Old Town of Vilnius, so the restrictions were limited and all details had to be combined with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. to respect the valuable properties of the building, to preserve and restore authentic details, with a responsible choice of materiality of the measures used, "says Lukas Laukaitis, head of Conresta.
Hotel architect Saulius Mikštas says that the project was largely influenced by studies that revealed the history and architectural development of the 17th century palace. "I am delighted that the client of the project realized his responsibility towards the city and its inhabitants and that architectural decisions are made for a long time and that the contractor has listened to our wishes," says Saulius Mikštas.
"The process was extremely difficult because of the location of the hotel: for example due to archaeological constraints, the new buildings had to be drilled by hand without the use of drilling techniques.When installing the electrical installation it was necessary to take into account the needs of preservation of heritage farmers and authentic murals, we had to make non-standard decisions – 43 years old, the crane of the high tower in the courtyard of the palace was charged by other buildings "- reveals Lukas Laukaitis.
In addition, both restoration and construction work were carried out simultaneously by teams carrying out various tasks, so coordination of processes was necessary so that the people working at the site would not interfere with each other and all work would be carried out in time.
According to Luko Laukaitis, attention to ecology – both during construction and choice of materials and energy-saving solutions, the ability to combine real elements with advanced technology solutions – such as the security of a very high resolution camera for the guest, a smart building management system and Finally, the fact that even 80% of the materials and materials used – Lithuanian, are one of the most important factors that have allowed success in competitions of Sustainable Development and Product of the Year.
Meanwhile, Rūta Pulkauninkaitė-Macika points out that the fact that only hotels with a clear concept, a unique history and a unique experience for their guests are invited to become a member of Design Hotels. "We are delighted that the unique Hotel Pacai, a unique architectural and design aspect, is the only Design Hotels hotel in the Baltics and contributes to the promotion of Lithuania and its heritage," emphasizes the director.
The 5-star Historical Palace Palace offers 104 rooms and up to 120 people with conference facilities and a courtyard suitable for exclusive events, the spa, the Sofia Bar, Brasserie 14 Horses and the restaurant Nineteen18.
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