Client: Kaunas City Municipality
Area: 10,000 sqft
The proposal for a new Science and Innovation Museum located on the Nemunas Island in Kaunas, a landmark visitor attraction as well as being the new symbol of the scientific research being undertaken in the city.
The triangular form generated by the three principle galleries, curated under the central themes of Human, Machine, and Nature. Each of the angles point towards and connects the building to contextual references: the adjacent sport arena, the new convention centre to the south, and the Old Town. The main circulation within the building is via a fantastic spiral stair rising up through the open atrium.
The museum is constructed from a robust palette of fair faced concrete, both in situ and precast, exposed painted steelwork and a combination of opaque and clear glazing systems. A highly flexible raised floor system throughout increases the adaptability of the building and galleries to future exhibitions and functions.