Multifunctional World Lithuanian Science, Art and Innovation Centre

The object is in the historical part of Kaunas – the New Town (unique cultural property code – 22149). This territory has an established urban structure type and network, roads, streets, squares, entrances, access roads, paths, their types, routes, pavements, linden alley in Laisves Ave., spatial structure with the main historical functional and compositional centres: St. Michael the Archangel (Garrison) Church (20904), situated in Nepriklausomybes Sq., Laisves alley – the main composition axis of the New Town, regular perimeter construction with buildings of 1-4 storeys of the second half of the 19th-20th century, open spaces – squares, centrepieces.

The goal of the project is to design a multifunctional World Lithuanian Science, Art and Innovation centre in the neighbourhood of Laisves Ave. – Donelaicio Str.- Gedimino Str., by taking down the inferior constructions and preserving the valuable features of the New Town. The goal of the project is to create a qualitatively new and innovative structure of the quarter and the building(s), which would become an object of attraction and a stimulus for ideas to maintain and enhance the ties between Lithuania and members of Lithuanian communities abroad, by creating favourable conditions for creativity and business. Lithuanians are among the small nations, which have their diasporas spread across the entire world. Since the end of the 19th century Lithuania was one of the eastern European countries producing the most emigrants (per capita). The characteristic feature of Lithuanian emigration of the late 19th – early 20th century was great interest in science, progress, culture, active participation in ethnical cultural activities, participation in economic life or political battles. After Lithuania restored its independence, emigration caused by economic motives has begun, however, Lithuanian communities are establishing in various countries, different in their historical experience and influence on the society. The Lithuanian World Community currently includes Lithuanian communities from 36 countries. According to census data of 2005–2014, as much as 3 663 tho. Lithuanians lived in the world, including 619.6 tho. (16.9 per cent) in foreign countries. Authors of the project are free to establish the size, programme and scenario of activities of the project.

Physical demand program for this task is free to choose by the author’s decision – you can decide on yourself what size, program and scenario building it should be. But have in mind the case study situation. Consider it fair to look for standards from relevant literature or similar objects.

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DWG file of the territory

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3D drawing

Kaunas old maps