Kaunas City Municipality and competition organisers Malcolm Reading Consultants have announced the three finalists in the open anonymous design contest for the new circa €30m Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre.
We are delighted to reveal that FCBStudios are one of the final three selected out of 117 teams that entered the contest from 36 countries.
The new Concert Centre will provide a much-needed world-class performance venue for Lithuania Regenerative project for the European Capital of Culture 2022 that will foreground the River Nemunas and revitalise a central area close to the historic Old Town.
Jonas Audėjaitis, Kaunas Faculty Dean, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Member of Kaunas City Council and competition juror, said: "the finalists won us over with their understanding of the scale of the city, with sensibly planned and coherent strategies, and with an iconography that resonated particularly with Kaunas. Of course these are early concept designs and the final scheme chosen by the city will develop further."
The three finalist practices, which also includes Adam Khan Architects and UAB Baltic Engineers will each receive a €25,000 honorarium and go into a second stage process.