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Building Office & Harun Ekerbicer reveal proposal for Vilnius Concert Hall, Tautos Namai Competition
Lithuania Architecture News - Sep 9, 2019 - 04:10 2175 views
Building Office, in collaboration with Turkish architect Harun Akerbicer, has revealed its design proposal for the Vilnius Concert Hall, Tautos Namai International Competition, aiming to find the best architectural and planning solutions for the National Concert Hall and the surrounding area, taking into account the urban and natural conditions of the venue.
The competition asked participants to find an exceptional, outstanding, original design in terms of artistic expression and architectural concept for the National Vilnius Concert Hall in Lithuania.
The competition completed to receive submissions in June and the official results are expected to be announced in September. Building Office (BO), founded in 2006 by Aras Burak, who is Professional Member of WAC, conceived the building as "a real social place" with different types of volumes extended along the city to interact with its environment.
Tautos Namai, Nation House is designed as a new destination that is going to be not only a concert hall for the city of Vilnius, will also be a social building to meet, to enjoy the city views any time of the year.
Section through mobile stage
"Our design aligns with all transportation networks by not having a single frontage, with the advantage of the circular form," said Aras Burak
"The alignment of the main foyer is allowing the concert crowd to enjoy the panoramic view of Tauras Park and the rest of the city. This foyer is a linear space, pointing towards the Gediminas Tower, which is the landmark of Vilnius."
Two concert halls are also accompanied by an additional stage outside the building under the cantilevering building above. By a shared platform on rail that is able to slide out of the building, outdoor concerts can also take place in Tauras Park. This will increase the impact of the concert hall and let it spread to the city.
Section 3D through mobile stage
The restaurant and cafe spaces are facing the historical city center. Terraces are integrated into the design for an amazing experience in good weather days of Vilnius, letting ticketed crowd also to go out for fresh air during the performances.
"We have observed incredibly interesting public-use of the Tauros Park in all seasons of Vilnius," added the architects.
"We believe that our design will take advantage of this meeting point and will consolidate the idea that Vilnius is a classical music capital for the world by integrating the crowd into classical music as part of their daily lives, enjoying outdoor performances unlike other cities in the world."
Site Plan showing staircases introduced within landscape design
1st floor plan
2nd floor plan
3rd floor plan
4th floor plan
Aras Burak established Building Office in London, Building Office has been a collaboration for competitions, generator of counter-proposals in Istanbul against politically imposed architecture and planning. Building Office has won Obama Center ideas competition by Chicago Architecture Center in 2015.
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