• Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Landscape
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Dieter Brell
  • Design Team
    Max Diemand, Christian Rücker
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Const. Company
    Architect for construction: Rimantas Giedraitis
  • Location
    Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Project Date
    May 2020

In the midst of a newly designed building ensemble boasting bright facades and ultramodern workspaces the German architecture practice has created a visionary plaza that is a celebration of contemporary mobility. Cyclists and scooters cruise along organically curved levels, between them oases of tranquility, water features, cafes and restaurants.

This hybrid of skatepark, playground and urbane living room has now opened – the perfect venue for a young, dynamic society.

The real challenge was to preserve cultural heritage while creating space for social transformation. And the solution was innovative architecture that caters to the needs of today’s society: bright, friendly, open and connecting.

The redesign of the interiors likewise emphasizes the idea of connection, since all the buildings are linked internally. Extensive lobbies, atriums and open workspaces permit straightforward communication as well as concentrated and creative work.

Another addition, lying opposite the new corner building, is a modern amphitheater, and the frontage facing it can be outfitted with a giant LED screen for public viewings when required.