The Auto Modus auto-centre


Saulius Mikštas, Mantas Petraitis
  • Ukmergės g. 240, Vilnius
  • Latitude:54.7210
  • Longtitude:25.2426
  • Public object

About object:

According to its author S. Misktas, the building was integrated into the territory of the land plot in consideration of three aspects: attempts were made to distance it from the monotonous view of Seskine district and its colorful neighbors, i. e. Senukai and IKI supermarkets, cover the interior with opaque glass in order only for the car exposition to be seen and consider the structure’s position in terms of the world’s counties.
In the beginning the plan was to construct a building from two different volumes, in each of which cars of different class would be sold. The dualism was retained however the parlours were joined into one, but not integral volume – the main entrance joins and separates two glass cubes, which, in the back, are transited into a closed box, housing a car repair shop. A Japanese subtlety can be felt in the regular facades’ lines, repeating the building’s volume shape. The structure also remains solemn in its character – grey undertones are prevalent. The interior consistently follows the exterior and the same materials are used.
The auto-parlour (at present – the Topocentras shop) was awarded as the best object, implemented in Vilnius in 2001.

A. Stelbiene

Object information:

  • Project ID:149
  • Implemented:2001
  • Architects:Saulius Mikštas, Mantas Petraitis
  • Architects companies:„Forma“
  • Purpose:Commercial
  • Area:3000 kv. m
  • Constructors:Vidmantas Grinkas
  • Constructors companies:The Auto Modus auto-centre
  • Other companies:The Auto Modus auto-centre


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