Multifunctional Complex “Tower”


Gintautas Natkevičius, Gintaras Čepurna, Mantas Mickevičius, Agne Natkeviciute, Erikas Spūdys
  • Kęstučio g. 86 / I.Kanto g. 18, Kaunas
  • Latitude:54.8962
  • Longtitude:23.9043
  • Public object

About object:

The land plot intended to the multifunctional complex consisting of apartments, commercial premises with a restaurant and a two-storey parking lot was especially obliging. This is the place of fusion between the old town and the new town of Kaunas City with obvious signs of various historical and cultural periods, the most important of which is a part of the town’s defence wall with a Miller’s Tower slightly forgotten by the townspeople.
The architects decided to create their own sign of the period. It took the shape of a vitreous tower covered with the structure of aluminium mesh. According to the authors, the aluminium mesh was intended to screen the windows from the sun, dissolve sound waves and provide a sense of security to the residents of the house entering the balcony. At the same time, the mesh tracery optically reduces and decomposes the huge volume. An eye initially stumbles on the delicate and only later catches the firm surface of the building.
The relationship with the adjacent remains of the defence wall is associative. The part of the “Tower”, which is like a background to the defence tower, is designed without the aluminium mesh: just a smooth vitreous wall – the perfect background to the object of heritage, which highlights it. Viewing from certain points, the glass plane reflects the defence tower, and the later sort of becomes a part of the very “Tower”.

E. Juoceviciute

Object information:

  • Project ID:186
  • Implemented:2009
  • Architects:Gintautas Natkevičius, Gintaras Čepurna, Mantas Mickevičius, Agne Natkeviciute, Erikas Spūdys
  • Architects companies:G. Natkevičius ir partneriai
  • Purpose:Mixed
  • Area:13178 kv. m
  • Constructors:Multifunctional Complex “Tower”
  • Constructors companies:Multifunctional Complex “Tower”
  • Other companies:Multifunctional Complex “Tower”
  • Photographer:Romualdas Požerskis


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