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3 Firms Selected in Competition to Design National "Science Island" in Lithuania

12:20 - 30 September, 2016
3 Firms Selected in Competition to Design National "Science Island" in Lithuania

The government of Lithuania announced today the 3 winning architecture firms of a competition to design a new National Science and Innovation Center, to be known colloquially as “Science Island,” in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania. The competition, organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants, saw entries from 144 teams, making it the largest design content ever held in Lithuania.

Nestled in the heart of the UNESCO designated and celebrated university city, Kaunas, the science center will be located on a 13,000 square meter (140,000 square foot) site on Nemunas Island in the Neman River, adjacent to the Žalgiris Arena and within short walking distance to Kaunas’ historic Centras district. The new €25M complex will “celebrate recent achievements in science and global technologies with the aim of inspiring visitors to expand their knowledge and support innovation,” and will focus on research on the environment and ecosystems.

Continue reading to see the winners.

Call for Entries: Science Island International Design Contest

21:00 - 4 July, 2016
Call for Entries: Science Island International Design Contest, Nemunas Island, Kaunas
Nemunas Island, Kaunas

This one-stage anonymous design contest seeks concept designs for Lithuania’s new €25M National Science and Innovation Centre along with an urban integration plan for Nemunas Island.

The Island has the potential to be an exceptional area of natural beauty and is strategically positioned within Kaunas, one of UNESCO’s global creative cities. Science Island, scheduled to open in 2018, will further develop Kaunas’ profile as one of the Baltics’ key knowledge and cultural hubs and as an increasingly popular visitor destination. A former industrial centre, Kaunas has in recent years reinvented itself as a diverse academic and business city. The city benefits from a delightful riverine topography as well as a unique legacy of pre-war and notable modernist architecture.

Transport and Logistic Company Office building / 4PLIUS Architects

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
Transport and Logistic Company Office building  / 4PLIUS Architects, © L.Garbaciauskas
© L.Garbaciauskas

© L.Garbaciauskas © L.Garbaciauskas © L.Garbaciauskas © L.Garbaciauskas +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Architects in Charge

    Donaldas Trainauskas , Darius Baliukevicius, Sigita Tauraite
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

An Autograph Among The Pine Trees / ARCHISPEKTRAS

01:00 - 13 December, 2012
An Autograph Among The Pine Trees / ARCHISPEKTRAS, © Juozas Kamenskas
© Juozas Kamenskas

© Juozas Kamenskas © Juozas Kamenskas © Juozas Kamenskas © Juozas Kamenskas +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Architect in Charge

    Aidas Kalinauskas, Vaidas Tamošiūnas
  • Structural engeneering

    Smailusis Skliautas”, Mindaugas Kasiulevičius
  • Area

    395.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

01:00 - 29 July, 2011
Family House / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners, © G.Česonis
© G.Česonis

© G.Česonis © G.Česonis © G.Česonis © G.Česonis +17

Family House Near Jiesia / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

01:00 - 30 November, 2010
Family House Near Jiesia / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners, © G.Česonis
© G.Česonis

© G.Česonis © G.Česonis © G.Česonis © G.Česonis +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Architects

    Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners
  • Structural Engineering

    JSC PROJEKTIKA, O.Liutkevičienė
  • Lighting

    PROMODUS IO
  • Area

    984.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Family House In Farmstread / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

01:00 - 22 November, 2010
Family House In Farmstread / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners, © G.Česonis
© G.Česonis

© G.Česonis © G.Česonis © G.Česonis © G.Česonis +11