Kaunas Airport Passenger Terminal / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

© G. Česonis

Architects: Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners
Location: Karmėlava, Kaunas distr., Lithuania
Project Team: G.Natkevičius, J.Skalskytė, M.Mickevičius, G.Čepurna
Structural Engineering: Konstruktoriu Cechas
Lighting: Promodus IO
Site Area: 504,976 sqm
Project Area: 7,378 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: G. Česonis

© G. Česonis

Terminal is designed as the first part of the future big terminal. Provides a construcive there is an opportunity to expand the building on both sides, depending on the needs. Aesthetics of the terminal is like a part of a hugde mechanism.

ground floor plan
© G. Česonis

Despite the fact that in terminal acts the customs border control, flight security, police, medical services and commercial, food and financial companies, the function scheme of a building is very simple and clear. The passengers wont experience the additional stress, wich leads in traveling by aircraft.

© G. Česonis

Inside the neutral ascetic glass, metal, interior, which is adorned with the only bright detail- huge illuminators in departure and arrival halls.

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Cite: "Kaunas Airport Passenger Terminal / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners" 05 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=80363>
  • op

    geras darbas, tik pirma fotografija nustebino.
    as suprantu, kad spec foto objektyvai brangus malonumas, bet yra ir paprastesniu budu susitvarkyti su pateikimu. istiesinti pirmos nuotraukos perspektyva photoshope man uztruko maziau nei minute, o rezultatas akivaizdus.

  • http://bit.ly/cquh96 fufu

    Boring 70s Soviet style building. Even great photography couldn’t help. What a shame, couldn’t they just hire some talented creative team? What a joke… it looks obsolete already, imagine in 20 yrs.

    • jonas

      I dont think its 70s soviet style, maybe there are a few things in common but not that much

      • http://bit.ly/cquh96 fufu

        Would be better if there would be NO such things at all; just a FEW of SUCH things destroy everything. It’s 2010 for Christ sake and Soviet State has long gone, in case you haven’t noticed, my friend :)

  • http://bit.ly/cb9Z2d fufu

    Ha-ha-ha… Gimme a break, shutting comments down doesn’t make this communist-like building from the past any better. LOL.

    • op

      So what? Maybe there is some things which reminds of old soviet buildings, but not too much. Is this glimpse of ascetic brutality bad? Does it mean that this is bad architecture?

      Koolhaas works obviously are affected by soviet constructivism form 20′s and he was talking about that few times. They even look like from 20′s. So? Does it mean that Koolhaas team is not talented? It’s 2010 for Christ sake! LOL.
      Dear Fufu, you need to grow up.

      • http://archialternative.com/ fufu

        Good to hear that I’m young :) With all due respect ‘op’ – Russian revolutionary constructivism of 20s is not idiocy of Soviet brutalism of 70s. Just as Rem Koolhaas is definitely not as “talented” & “creative” as creators of this “pleasant” building. You might disagree with such “original opinion” and shut the entire site down – along with my comments, yet the objective reality won’t change. Sorry

    • jonas

      in case I havent noticed? I am from a former soviet republic

    • op

      you are just a hater. 4 comments and no constructive arguments? Your personal opinion about ugliness of 70′s brutalism… What about Alison and Peter Smithson? Robin Hood Gardens supported even by Hadid… What about bunch of beautiful socialist brutalism examples? Brutalism is similar all around the world and most of mistakes was done with social engineering, but not with architecture… you are mixing political context and architectural quality of these structures.
      And finaly, only few deatails in this airport are connected with real image of “brutalism”…

  • nele

    Tiny and cosy, always good to come back there:) Looks very cold from the pictures, but it’s very different feeling when you’re there. Probably because of the people, you never see places like airports empty…