The Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre International Design Contest

This one-stage anonymous contest seeks to identify outstanding designs that will result in an emblematic civic building that engages both the local community and international visitors, and will live up to a city renowned for its rich architectural heritage.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Restricted, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Culture-Centre, Public
Country Kaunas, Lietuvos Respublika,
Registration Deadline 6 September 2017 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 6 September 2017 (Must be Received)
Eligibility All legal and natural persons or their groups that have at least one registered architect, experience of designing a non-residential building of exceptional significance of at least 5,000 square metres within the last three years

Description
Following the conclusion of the competition, it is the intention that the three winners will enter into a Negotiated Procedure without Publication of a Contract Notice with Kaunas City Municipality, who will decide on a single, preferred bidder who will be awarded the contract and take the project through the design stages.
The competition is organised by London-based competition specialists Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC). MRC’s role in the competition includes writing the brief and competition materials, consulting with stakeholders and ensuring absolute independence in the competition process.
The project’s total allotted building-related cost is €30m, including taxes. The total site area for the building and public realm is 39,908m2. While no specific footprint size is given, it is anticipated that the area to be built on will amount to 20-25% of the site, or 7,980–9,977m2, with the remainder devoted to public space, including a new public park. The design of the Concert Centre and park should not negate the potential for future further development on the site, if or when appropriate.

Jury
Malcolm Reading (Jury Chair),Chairman, Malcolm Reading Consultants
Jonas Audėjaitis,Kaunas Faculty Dean, Vilnius Academy of Arts, and Member of Kaunas City Council
Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė, Architect, Gražinos Janulytės Bernotienės studija
Ingela Larsson, Partner, Architect, Henning Larsen Architects
Povilas Mačiulis, Vice Mayor, Kaunas City Municipality
Edgaras Neniškis, Architect, Arches
Modestas Pitrėnas, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Rosbottom, Co-Director, DRDH Architects
Neill Woodger, Acoustics and Theatre Designer

Prize
Three finalist practices will be selected at the conclusion of the competition, each receiving an honorarium of €25,000.

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Winners announced: Late September 2017
Construction begins: Early 2019
Opening of the Concert Centre: Late 2021

Organizer
Malcolm Reading Consultants

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