Vilnius city municipality, together with Lithuanian Railways (LTG), have just announced an open international architectural competition for reconstruction of Railway Station, Central Station Square and Public transport terminal in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania.
The participants will have to create an iconic and globally recognizable international railway station project, offer a public transport service infrastructure that would represent Lithuania and Vilnius in compliance with the highest quality standards, form an attractive station square, and offer an idea for a viable and connecting Station district urban centre.
The entries will be evaluated by an international jury, prevailed by professional architects and urban planners.
Our goal is that any person who arrives by train or bus to the city immediately sees that it is a vibrant city of the future, and when they step into the station square or street, they will feel that the city is cozy, green, and inspiring.
Projects for the reconstruction of stations in the world’s capital cities usually take place only once in a century, so this is a historic opportunity to define a vision for future generations. The partnership between the City and the businesses for regeneration of the station district reflects our determination to open up previously closed industrial spaces for the city and to adapt them for the people. Here we want to create such spaces that correspond to the best examples of Western European railway stations, and the station would not only be a start or the end point of travel, but also a new attraction centre with leisure and service spaces, comfortable connections for pedestrians, cyclists, and everyone choosing comfortable and eco-friendly trips by train.
Registration – until 31st of May, 2021
Questions and answers - until 24th of May, 2021
Submission deadline - 31st of May, 2021
Jury session – 7-11th of June 2021
Announcement of the results – June-July of 2021
Prize: First place – €50 000 (fifty thousand), second place – €30 000 (thirty thousand), and third place – €20 000 (twenty thousand). The participants in the fourth and the fifth place will receive prizes amounting to €10 000 (ten thousand) each.
Access to the competition documents, registration: https://pirkimai.eviesiejipirkimai.lt/ctm/Supplier/PublicPurchase/564299/0/0?returnUrl=&b=PPO
TitleOpen call: international architectural competition for reconstruction of Railway Station, Central Station Square and Public transport terminal in Vilnius, Lithuania
TypeCompetition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
Submission DeadlineMay 31, 2021 12:00 AM
Organizers: The international competition is initiated by LTG, which manages the railway network in Lithuania, LTG Infra and Vilnius City Municipality. The competition procedure is being organized by the Lithuanian Association of Architects and the consulting company Civitta.