Google+ London Architecture Blog: Week 40 13 Feature #33 RIBA Exhibition: Parallels - Lithuanian Architecture: Three Eras, Three Faces

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Week 40 13 Feature #33 RIBA Exhibition: Parallels - Lithuanian Architecture: Three Eras, Three Faces

Photographs of the exhibition Parallels - Lithuanian Architecture: Three Eras, Three Faces at the RIBA. To coincide with Lithuania holding the Presidency of the EU, the exhibition identifies seven categories and traces the development of Lithuanian architecture dating back to the three key periods in Lithuanian history; Independence (1918-40), the soviet era (1940-90) and finally state independence (1990-). The categories include; Recreational, Meetings, Spiritual Enrichment, Residential, Education, Management and Administration, and Business. Complimenting the photographs and drawings are two videos showing the diversity and contrasts between the contemporary architecture and the historical references.

Designed in collaboration with the Architects association of Lithuania, some of the key buildings featured include; The Resurrection church in Kaunas, 1933-40 by K. Reisonas, a monumental brick church symbolising Lithuania's new independence and identity;  the Kaunas University of Technology Campus, 1960-84 by V J DiČius the largest university building of the modern period in Lithuania; the large scale modern residential developments such as Lazdynai, Vilnius, and the more contemporary developments such as the Swedbank Headquarters in Vilnius, 2009 by Ambraso Architektų biuras and the Zarasas Lake panoramic path, 2012 by Saruno Klaures Projektavimo Studija.

Click here for more information on the exhibition (links to the RIBA website).

The exhibition is in Gallery One on the first floor of the RIBA at 66 Portland Place, W1B and is open from 9th September until 1st November 2013.

Swedbank Headquarters in Vilnius


Zarasas Lake Panoramic Path

Resurrection church in Kaunas

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