Over the last twenty years Kaunas, known formerly as an industrial centre and interwar capital of Lithuania, has reinvented itself as a diverse academic and business-focused city attuned to innovation and economic and cultural growth. Science Island will be a defining project for Kaunas.
Science Island’s aim is to inspire new audiences, young and old: fostering an enduring relationship with science and innovation, communicating knowledge and expanding understanding through hands-on activities and play.
This one-stage anonymous design contest seeks an inspirationally sustainable concept design for Lithuania’s new €25M National Science and Innovation Centre scheduled to open in 2018. The contest is open to all qualified architects and was organised by London-based competition specialists Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC).