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Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, Vilnius, Lithuania

Concept
The proposed LMTA complex organically integrates into the city space, while respecting its urban setting and historical heritage. The architecture of the buildings is characterised by its cloister structure. The minimalistic approach is to focus on its interaction with the natural landscape. Its topography gradually grows into the architecture of the buildings, from the overall structure to the detail.

LMTA building forms a multi-layered pattern which is in keeping with the character of the old town. The inner courtyards make up the ensemble of autonomous functional blocks, interconnected by the transitional gallery, which reflects the educational direction towards the stage. The academic environment is created as an open and innovative space for collaboration, focused on interactive and digital tools and technologies, extending the infrastructure of the curriculum.

Old town
The structure is tangential to Olandu Street, giving open access to the public plaza area and creating a visual and noise-traffic barrier for the LMTA environment. Historical urban structure is respected using these methods: reflecting the enclosed character of the location; recreating the park as the main and first entrance into the area; preserving and renewing historic buildings; contributing to the topological tradition of the Vilnius University campus; keeping new buildings in proportion with old structures.

Architects

Davit Canava, Dominykas Daunys, Petras Isora, Vano Ksnelashvili, Linas Lapinskas, Ona Lozuraityte, Gabrielius Segzdavicius

Client

LMTA

Status

Competition

Type

Music and Theatre Academy

Location

Vilnius, Lithuania

Year

2016

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