Project : Concert Hall and Conference Centre Location : Kaunas - Lithuania Client : Malcolm Reading Consultants Design Team : Alex Laing, Brando Posocco, Madhav Kidao, Marco Mazzotta
Status : Submitted - Shortlisted (as MAMBA)
A shortlisted competition entry for a new Concert Hall,
Conference Center and public park in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The basis of our proposal was to create a series of
individual performance spaces embedded within
the park. We are very interested in the transportative
nature of performance and our design looked at making
increasingly layered and intimate spaces that each
carried the audience to a new experience.
A series of gardens, courtyards and terraces weave
through the solid masses, knitting the structures
together. A dense forest is restored within the park and
complimented by wetlands along the waterfront.
The principal concert hall is a 1500 seat modified shoebox,
designed to maximise the feeling of audience intimacy.
Careful consideration was taken to enhance sight lines
and provide excellent acoustics. The materiality of the
space was chosen to echo the natural surroundings and
provide warmth and tactility.