According to the meeting protocol of Kaunas Architecture and Urbanism Experts’ Council, 2009 09 09 , 2009 09 17

The territory of “Lituanica” from the river Neris side. Photo from the archive of

In brief: One of the biggest project developers and owners of realty in Lithuania UAB “Baltisches Haus” is making an open creative workshop “Lituanica” for the architects, urban specialists and landscape architects at the Old Town of Kaunas, between the castle and the bridge of Vilijampolė, near the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris. The purpose is to create a vision of how to build up this territory and select proper functions for this part of the city. The work is divided into two parts: workshop and competition.

39 teams have already registered, 8 of them will be selected.

The task for the participants is to create a vision of building up this territory evaluating these aspects:

- uniqueness of the context;

- connection with the castle of Kaunas;

- integration to the existent space of the Old Town;

- preservation of valuable silhouettes;

- selection of appropriate height;

It is necessary to evaluate these advantages of the territory:

- close connection with the streets of the Old Town and the river Neris;

- new junction between the Old Town and water;

- active node of transport;

- possible unique diversity of functions.

Works will be ranked not according to the derived averages but during the discussion.

Prepared by Jūratė Merkevičienė


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