Architects:Audrius Ambrasas, Donatas Malinauskas
‘Baltic Hearts’ Business Centre, built in the former industrial territory near the historical and current Northern entrance to Vilnius, is often described as the new face of this part of the city and a great beginning for a new and quality social environment.
According to A. Ambrasas and D. Malinauskas, the authors of the project, in essence the realisation of the object does not differ from the intuitively drawn primary sketch. Three low, organic shapes as if repeating the relief of Šeškinės hills along the highway blend harmoniously with the silhouette of the city yet at the same time stand out in their mature and original architectural expression. The shapes as if hang on branched asymmetrical columns, which give them dynamism. Indentation of the ground and the third floors from the main silhouette of the construction highlights the lightness of the shape. Vertical glass plane division visually highlights only two floors. This subtle play of plastic shapes with indented planes creates cosy spaces as if with no effort at all. The monolithic concrete surfaces – the external ceiling of the ground floor and the parapet of the convex covering – make an elegant contrast to the openwork of the glass façades. The illusion of softness and closeness to nature is created by using natural stone and planting the slopes with greenery.
I. Garnyte- Sapranaviciene
- Project ID:204
- Architects:Audrius Ambrasas, Donatas Malinauskas
- Architects companies:Ambraso architektų biuras
- Area:10000 kv. m
- Constructors:Darius Selevicius
- Constructors companies:UAB „Konstrukcijų projektai“
- Other companies:‘Baltic Hearts’ Business Centre
- Photographer:Audrius Ambrasas