Architects:Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė, Guoda Zykuvienė, Loreta Bulakienė, Erikas Klinavičius, Agnė Andriukaitienė, Rimantė Lydytė, Agne Mikenaite
According to the authors, the idea of the centre was based on contextuality, openness and technology. It was established between the complex of the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and the new library, as well as the Seventh Fort of the late 19th century Kaunas Fortress. This and the function of the building determined the dual expression of the centre: the wing facing the Hospital creates an impression of a “cool” and “strong” technological building. It is decorated with aluminium plates (the window frames are made of aluminium as well) and black ceramic tiles.
And vice versa: the wing of the classes relates to the nearby Seventh Fort of Kaunas Fortress. The first impression the wing built of natural brownish ceramic bricks is that of a formal building, yet it perfectly fits its internal logic, since it contains lecture theatres.
The internal structure of the building embodies the democratic environment sought by the authors: both of the wings are connected by an internal “street”. The bright red elements on the exterior perform a function of warning-reference signs.
- Project ID:205
- Architects:Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė, Guoda Zykuvienė, Loreta Bulakienė, Erikas Klinavičius, Agnė Andriukaitienė, Rimantė Lydytė, Agne Mikenaite
- Architects companies:G.Janulytės- Bernotienės studija
- Area:11712 kv. m
- Constructors:Vytis Pijus Čiras
- Constructors companies:“Supernava”
- Other companies:The Centre for the Latest Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies at Santaka Valley
- Photographer:T. Soltonas, A. Bružas, L. Garbačiauskas