Architects:Vytautas Edmundas Cekanauskas, Algirdas Umbrasas, Marius Saliamoras, Juras Balkevicius, Lina Masliukiene
During the Soviet period, misdeeds of the repressive structures were concealed in the territory of the Tuskulenai manor. So, it is not surprising that exactly in this place, a Memorial Complex of Tuskulenai Peace Park was established, where the remains of 724 people found in this territory rest in one of its buildings – in a Chapel-Columbarium.
The mound-like Chapel-Columbarium has become a heart of the entire Peace Park – so forceful and precise was the architecture of the newly created Columbarium.
The memorial function of the building was expressed by the authors using such the architectural forms: the shape of a central part plan is a circle symbolising infinity. Its volume solution – to notch the building into a slope – has tied the object even more tightly with its destination – the grave for hundreds of people. Soft forms of the building influence a visitor in the interior as well: a crypt gallery-wall of the Chapel-Columbarium draws a circle of fate, hereby forming a second shell and a passage along the wall.
The creators managed to create the object very powerful emotionally by using minimal means. Therefore, an assessment commission of an exhibition “Look at Oneself” (“Zvilgsnis i save”) evaluated the Tuskulenai Memorial Chapel-Columbarium as one of the five top Lithuanian architectural works in 2003-2005.
- Project ID:155
- Architects:Vytautas Edmundas Cekanauskas, Algirdas Umbrasas, Marius Saliamoras, Juras Balkevicius, Lina Masliukiene
- Architects companies:„Numas”
- Area:474 kv. m.
- Constructors:Viktoras Razaitis
- Constructors companies:Remains Reburial Chapel – Columbarium in Tuskulenai Peace Park
- Other companies:Artists: Gitenis Umbrasas, Gediminas Karalius