Sited in one of Vilnius’s most popular and urbanistically significant areas, our proposal for a new Concert Hall provides an experiential interface between the sublime landscape of Tauras Hill and the carefully constructed geometries of the auditorium.
Inspired by the serene composure of classic architecture, the building is symmetrically placed about the compositional axis leading from Luikiskiu Square, establishing a clear contextual relationship with the surrounding city fabric. Acknowledging the need to engage with the surrounding natural setting, the conscious insertion of the building aims to complement the popular Taurus Hill pedestrian climb by creating an enhanced belvedere which provides access to the Concert Hall. The entrance location carved from within the top of the hill itself allows the experience of the park to flow inside, ensuring the embedment to the landscape. As a result, the scheme acts as an urban scale threshold: once inside, visitors are invited to the constant discovery of various functions throughout the height of the building and onto the terraces to enjoy vistas. The horizontal and vertical connection with the city is sealed in this way.
A translucent skin wraps around the building allowing natural light to flow through during the day and light to emanate from the building at night. A seamless integration of the hall through an almost breathable entity. The morphology of the building is then a fluted glass façade which further reinforces the musical temple residing within, evoking classical architecture tones in a bold contemporary language.
Client: Vilnius City Municipal Administration
Use: Concert Hall
Status: Open One Stage International Design Competition
Architect: LUCA POIAN FORMS with Carlo Damiani
Advisors: Soluxn Ltd (Structures), Luciano Preci (Façades), Ing. Alberto Asquini (Acoustics), Studio Ing. Giandomenico Merlo (MEP)