SCIENCE ISLAND COMPETITION

Fri 28-10-2016

AN INTEGRATED MUSEUM, BIODIVERSE LANDSCAPE
Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
Team: Oppenheim Architecture & Scape Design

Scape collaborated with Oppenheim Architecture for the design of a new museum in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania. Our proposal seeks to align with the city’s plans to create links to adjacent developments, and capitalizes on the exciting opportunity by becoming the actual link. The architecture serves as an icon, while integrating with the existing context to become a ‘good resident’ in the park. Lookouts from within the floating galleries reframe familiar sceneries, allowing exciting views of the city to emerge as they have never been experienced before.

The landscape concept strives to re-introduce and seamlessly integrate valuable native habitats, creating an educational and recreational resource for the city of Kaunas. The ambition is to communicate the museum exhibits to the external environment by significantly increasing biodiversity in flora and fauna while ensuring that all human activities – play, sport, relaxation & rejuvenation – are maintained and enhanced.

Our proposal, one of 144 entries to an international competition, was not shortlisted by the jury. Nevertheless, we wish the successful teams well in the final stage.

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Image credit: Oppenheim Architecture