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MMC I MODERN ART CENTRE

MMC I MODERN ART CENTRE

design and copyright by Daniel Libeskind
image copyright Hufton
+ Crow Photography

DATE 2015

STATUS Completed

CLIENT MMC

DESCRIPTION

BUILDING SIZE Building area 3,100 sqm - Building height 17 m
LEAD ARCHITECT: Studio Daniel Libeskind
LOCAL ARCHITECT: Blengini Ghirardelli Srl | SBGA
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Do Architects
STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Baltic Engineers
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES COMPLETED: Architectural Design, Interior Design, Construction Documentation, Technical Specification General Coordination, Site Supervision

The Modern Art Center in Vilnius is dedicated to the exploration of works created from 1960 to present day by Lithuanian artists. Two volumetric forms intertwine to create a structure that flows between inside and outside. The rectilinear exterior facade is cladded in luminous, crisp white concrete that reflect the local materials of the city.

The interior courtyard cuts through the entire volume and features a dramatic staircase that leads to a public planted-roof and sculpture garden which connects directly to the piazza at street level.
As visitors approach from the north, they enter through a 10-meter- tall glazed entrance into a double height, sun-drenched lobby.

The galleries are connected by means of an open floor plan that includes 1000 square meters of exhibition space dedicated to both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The museum contains a café, bookstore, educational areas and an auditorium, as well as storage and administrative space