Kaunas
architecture
festival

KAFe 2016

Schedule

IDEA

This year Kaunas Architecture Festival (KAFe2016) theme is “Restart your city center”. This theme covers problematic of city center‘s restoration for the people lives and communities role in this process.

The decrease of city center‘s importance is a relevant issue nowadays. The residential construction‘s movement to the city suburbs stimulates people and their activities migration from the city center together displacing efforts and finances to create new infrastructures. These changes distract us from spaces situated in city center, we abandon and impoverish them. The urbanistic “cloth” revival of parts in the city center, it’s consolidation with new buildings, existing infrastructure’s utilization for new projects, the search of the innovative possibilities for public spaces and their historical preservation will form the main topics in this festival.

The target group of KAFe2016 – professionals of architecture and culture, students and all community of Kaunas. The more people will be informed about architecture and it’s “backstage”, the more a dialogue about architecture and urban development between different social groups will become fluent.

Planned activities during Kaunas Architecture Festival 2016 – lectures and discussions, exhibitions, educational events, creativity labs.

  • January 1

    VINY MAAS (NL), MVRDV architecture exhibition. MVRDV exhibition “Vertical Village”.

    Project “Cabbage Field”.

    Date: September 22-25. Place: Šančiai area, Kaunas.

    Lithuanian Urban Forum 2016, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania Award ceremony

  • September 1

    Impulses Project Laisvės Avenue, Kaunas.

    7 pm

    @“Galeria Urbana” Vilniaus 22, Kaunas Impulses Party (architecture/music production)
  • September 2

    KAFe 2016 Opening / Dutch architecture***. Exhibition opening event.

    6–7 pm

    @KAFe2016 Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • September 6

    Exhibition of works by the Studio of Natkevičius and Partners Exhibition opening event.

    6 pm

    @Vytautas Magnus University Great Hall Lobby, Daukanto st. 28, Kaunas

    Discovering the Centre of Kaunas once again.

    4 - 6 pm

    @KAFe2016 Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre Participants: architects and representatives of municipality
  • September 8

    Open Architecture competition “Neris River Pedestrian bridge”. Debates, announcing the winners. Public event.

    11 am - 6 pm

    @KAFe2016 Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • September 16

    Architecture of Interwar Kaunas. Exhibition opening event.

    6 pm

    @KAFe2016 Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • September 17

    Children in KAFe

    [12 pm] @Laisvės Avenue, Kaunas
  • September 20

    Architecture of young architects. Exhibition opening event.

    7 pm

    @Business Lyders Centre BLC (K. Donelaičio st. 62 / V. Putvinskio st. 53)

    Lecture: Public spaces. Participants: architects and representatives of municipality

    4 - 6 pm

    @KAFe2016 Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • September 22

    International Lecture on Architecture No.1

    7 - 9 pm

    @KAFe Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • September 23

    Exhibition opening event

    6 pm

    @KAFe Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • September 24

    “Open Interwar buildings”

  • September 29

    International Lecture on Architecture No.2

    7 - 9 pm

    @KAFe Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • September 30

    Architecture of Bauhaus villas in Czech Republic. Exhibition opening event.

    6 pm

    @KAFe2016 Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • January 1

    Study KAFe” International competition – exhibition of bachelor and master thesis by students of architectural higher schools. Exhibition opening event. Study KAFe Party (architecture/music production)

    KTU conference 2016 “Advanced Construction”

    The International KTU Conference “Advanced Construction”

    The lecture of architecture: Simon Frommerwiler (CH), HHF

    Architecture Exhibition „ŽVILGSNIS Į SAVE“. Fashion Design / Music Production. KAFe 2016 Gala event

  • October 1

    “Open Interwar buildings”

  • October 3

    International Workshop for Parametric Architecture

  • October 4

    Lecture. Participants: architects and representatives of municipality

    4 - 6 pm

    @KAFe2016 Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre

    Exhibition Nordic ID. Exibition opening event.

    6 pm

    @Vytautas Magnus University Great Hall Lobby, Daukanto st. 28, Kaunas
  • October 6

    International Lecture on Architecture No. 3

    7 - 9 pm

    @KAFe Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • October 7

    International Workshop for Parametric Architecture. Presentation Event. (architecture/music production)

    7 pm

    @“Galeria Urbana” Vilniaus 22, Kaunas
  • October 8

    “Open Interwar buildings”

  • October 13

    International Lecture on Architecture No. 4

    7 - 9 pm

    @KAFe Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre
  • October 14

    Study KAFe: International competition-exhibition of bachelor and master theses by students of architectural higher education schools. Exhibition opening event. Study KAFe Party (architecture/music production)

    7 pm

    @KAFe2016 Space or Žalgiris Arena, Gala amphitheatre / 9 pm, “Galeria Urbana” Vilniaus 22, Kaunas
  • October 15

    “Open Interwar buildings”

  • October 18

    Architecture. Kaunas 2016. Exhibition opening event.

    6 pm

    @Business Lyders Centre BLC (K. Donelaičio st. 62 / V. Putvinskio st. 53)
  • October 20

    International KTU Conference “Discovering the City Center once again”

    9.30 am – 6 pm

    @Kaunas University of Technology
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Studies KAFe

International exhibition-competition of final projects of architecture students.

Kaunas architecture festival KAFe2016 invites to participate in the international exhibition-competition of final projects of university architecture students – of both bachelor and master studies – on the topics of the central part of Kaunas town.
The topic of this year’s KAFe2016 – RESTART YOUR CITY CENTER, therefore development of the central part of town and the role of communities in this process is at the focus of the competition topics suggested for consideration of Lithuanian and foreign architecture universities.
As a part of KAFe2016, the international contest of final projects by graduate students will be one of the most important educational events of the festival. Read more

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KAFe 2016

Contacts

ADDRESS

Lietuvos architektų sąjungos Kauno skyrius
Vilniaus st. 22, LT-44280 Kaunas , Lithuania
Phone: 8 (37) 422248, fax.: 8 (37) 321568
info@kafe2016.lt

 

 

KAFE 2013

ORGANIZERS

KAFe director

Gintaras Balčytis

+370 699 32472

balcytis@icloud.com   info@kafe2016.lt


KAFe koordinator | MEDIA, VOLUNTEERS

Laura Baltkojytė

+370 636 40071

laura.baltkojyte@gmail.com

PROGRAM CURATORS

STUDIES KAFe | International competition-exhibition of bachelor and master theses by students of architectural higher education schools.

Neringa Urbanė

+370 662 44535

education@kafe2016.lt


PROJECT:  CABBAGE FIELD | Workshop in Šančiai area, Kaunas

Kęstutis Vaikšnoras

+370 620 75661

archikestas@gmail.com

Vita Gelūnienė

+370 699 93787


LITHUANIAN URBAN FORUM 2016

Kęstutis Zaleckis

+370 616 83136

kestutis.zaleckis@ktu.lt


EXHIBITION | MVRDV “Vertical Village“

Tadas Jonauskis

+370 688 18329


EXHIBITION | „ŽVILGSNIS Į SAVE“

Rūta Leitenaitė

+370 615 72309

info@architektusajunga.lt

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