VGTU UNIVERSITY

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Completion: 2014
Main contractor: UAB Avona
Developer: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Architect: Sigito Kuncevičiaus projektavimo firma

Saulėtekis student town, where a unique park of technologies, research organisations, business incubators and unitversities is being developed, has been decorated with one more building of exceptional architecture and extraordinary shapes.

Facades consist of glass, metal and composite plates. These materials were chosen to create an image of a technical and progressive science institution. The exterior of the building was created without forgetting the constant asset of contemporary architecture – glass facades – but this time they are harmoniously supplemented by insertions of non-transparent dark grey texture glass.

The composition reminds of an irregular chess board. The southern wall of the top building has more such insertions, as well as horizontal facade blinds next to the elevators, to protect it from the sun. The other dominating material in the building is metal – zink plate finish covers the staircases on the left side of the central entrance. The conference hall is also decorated with this material.

The gallery connecting the old and new buildings of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University is decorated with metal finish and a combination of glass and blinds. Even though the building was designed in 2005, these solutions helped to achieve B energy efficiency class. Glass constructions with two-camera sun-controlling transparent selective glazing units, insulating wavy glass units and insulating units were used for facade windows. The total area of VGTU Science and Administration centre exterior facades is 3100 square meters.