|Type||International, Idea, Architects, Single-Stage, Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||25 June 2019 GoogleCal iCal|
|25 June 2019 (Must be Received)|
|Eligibility||Eligible architects must be quali ed for architectural practice in their respective countries.|
An international architectural idea competition for the National Concert Hall has been launched. Architects from all over the world are invited to design one of the most important future spaces in the capital city of Lithuania and to submit their proposals to Vilnius City Municipality.
The contest expires in June, and it is estimated that the construction of the building should start in 2021. According to initial plans, Vilnius city dwellers and city guests would be invited to the new hall in 2023 on the occasion of celebration of the 700th anniversary of Vilnius city.
“The national concert hall The Home of Nation is planned to be one of the most important cultural objects in Vilnius. I invite and encourage international, world-famous architectural teams to design a modern space in Vilnius which would contain a hall suitable for symphony concerts, for entertainment activities and leisure time activities. Architecture of the building should become a new symbol of the city which would inspire and liberate the city from a narrow viewpoint and would reflect modern times,” – Vilnius city mayor Remigijus Šimašius said.
Participants of the architectural competition will be asked to design a building, two concert halls, spaces for lounge bars, a spacious lobby with a view of a breath-taking scenery of the city, and premises for any other cultural activities. The budget for design and construction works amounts to EUR 52 million. All object designing, construction and installation as well as land plot management related costs are included in this amount.
Ole Gustavsen, Chairman, architect / Snohetta, Norway (UIA representative)
Andreas Cukrowicz, architect / Cukrowicz Nachbaur Architekten, Austria
Fabrizio Barozzi architect/ Barozzi/Veiga, Spain
Xander Vermeulen Windsant architect / XVW, Netherlands
Gintaras Balčytis architect / Lithuania
Marija Nemunienė, architect / ICOMOS Lithuania, Lithuania
Mindaugas Pakalnis, architect / Vilnius City Municipality City’s Development Department, Deputy
First prize: 60 000 Eur
Second prize: 40 000 Eur
Third prize: 20 000 Eur
The Contracting Authority will negotiate the contract for general planning services with the First prize winner of the Competition.
Announcement of results (provisional), Exhibition: September 2019
Architects Association of Lithuania