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Farmers Circle
by DO Architects

Farmers Circle - modern farm and recreation center by DO ARCHITECTS
Aiste Rakauskaite

DO Architects has created a farmstead in Lithuania that raises awareness of agriculture in a harmonious marriage of traditional buildings and modern techniques.


The project is an old farm revived in a 500-hectare hilly area in the Ukmergė district, designed to present farming as a multisensory experience for visitors.

It is set in a 500-hectare hilly area, where in addition to vegetable fields and grazing cattle, there is a conference centre, restaurant, hotel, newly equipped nature trails and terraces with outdoor fireplaces.

The main architectural and urban challenges were to find a harmonious relationship between rural nature, cultured landscape, old farm buildings, modern architecture and everyday farming. Existing buildings have been restored by the principle of saving and keeping the existing wooden structures and brick facades, which have been supplemented with new buildings to create additional features in a way that emphasizes the typical farmstead ideal while also building community spaces.


This project has been longlisted in the hospitality building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: DO Architects

Project: Farmers Circle

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