As home to Lithuania’s two key symphony orchestras, there was a need for a new premier venue with global standards in acoustics that Vilnius lacked for some time. Envisaged as the new National Concert Hall, the proposal submitted by the team celebrates the Lithuanian identity formed through the crucible of their struggles for freedom across the turbulent years of nation-building. Numerous columns enclose the main building form to create a cage-like impression, representing the repression that the nation faced. The two domes within, housing the performance halls, represent the budding creativity and energy of the people to be freed from their restraints. The team’s proposal was ranked within the top 100 out of 248 entries globally.
- Vilnius, Lithuania