Audrius Ambrasas lecture at Kaunas Architecture Festival Forum :
ARCHITECTURAL MYTHS OF VILNIUS.
Myths connect us with the past and give us confidence in decision-making, but sometimes architectural myths, materializing in the present, complicate our lives today. Is it blasphemous to question the myths?
According to press releases, this project may have a future : http://pilotas.lt/2019/01/16/architektura/dega-zalia-sviesa-su-naujuoju-kpd-vadu-sutare-del-juodkran...
On the eve of 100 year anniversary of Lithuanian independence, an incredible Monument of light, devoted to all contributors on independence struggle has stroke a great beam of light reaching all the way up to the sky.
The realisation of this idea has been funded by ten enthusiast artists and businessmen.
Construction of the residential blocks in Vilnius, Mickevičiaus 5, finally came to an end. Quiet-scaled spaces between the old and the new, as well as the green panoramas of Vilnius and a playground with the view on churchyard already makes part of the daily round for the new residents.
This year the international architects’ day was complemented with the 1st prize in competition for the new Science and Innovation centre in Ventspils. Find more on the proposal here.
Find more on the edition here.
Our proposal for the Hotel building in Rinktinės street is the 2nd prize winner. Find more about the project here.
Proud to receive the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania Award for the realization of the Baltic Hearts Business Centre. Find more about the project here.
“The arts incubator by Audrius Ambrasas fulfills expectations of its natural context with contemporary wooden architecture,” - says the article on Rupert at A10 magazine. Find more at A10 #64, July / August, 2015 or here.
We are glad to see stirring life in Rupert running on: June 20th was the day to crown the end of the season. The creative works by both local and international Rupert Educational program participants were presented, drowning the arts and education centre in coloured fume, among other installations. Photo by Evgenia Levin. Find more on life in Rupert here.
The office book Audrius Ambrasas Architects. Works 1998-2014 awarded the Book Art competition prize as well as the “Book that makes paper speak” reward.Congratulations to designers Zigmantas Butautis, Dovilė Krikščiūnaitė and LAPAS publishers.Find more about the competition here.
We are happy and proud to receive the Archiforma Best Realization of 2014 award for the Baltic Hearts business center. "The attempt to create a harmonious relation between the landscape and new silhouettes is appreciated. The volumes of the Baltic Hearts are seen as needful parts of the image approaching the downtown. They are here to harmonize the domination of the vertical city volumes observed," - Archiforma magazine.
The results of Tallinn Courthouse architectural ideas competition announced. We are mentioned by the jury as authors of the proposal accurately fitting the urban context and fulfilling the clients expectations: "Metaphysical form and minimalist aesthetics fit extremely accurately the urban context, being self-evident and logical continuation of the place.Obviously inspired by the metaphysical language of Aldo Rossi, the classic concrete facade techniques are used in order to preserve the architectural impact. The clarity of the project is highly professional. The only drawback of the proposed building is the nonconformity with the DP requirements and the maximum gross building area," - from the competition report.
October pleases us not only with colorful nature, but also with the growing biennial exhibition of contemporary Lithuanian architecture “Žvilgsnis į save“, where you can get sight and evaluate what colleagues architects have done during the last year. It's pleased to be noticed, so we appreciate the assessments and even 2/5 “Metre“. Even two realized objects Rupert Art and Education Centre and Villa G were awarded with „Metre“ sculptures.
Leading international platform for architecture and design - STYLEPARK - introduces arts and education centre Rupert and tells its story. Find the article here.
Just released office book "Audrius Ambrasas Architects. Works 19982014" was presented on 12 February in Arts Centre Rupert. Along with the book presentation, the exhibition 21 Model was opened (exhibited until 25 February) and an architectural tour through the Arts Centre Rupert took place.
Find more on the book here.
Welcome to our office exhibition "21 Model", that arrived from Kaunas architectural festival KAFe. The exhibition can be visited in arts centre Rupert until 25 February evening: on weekdays from 10 am until 5 pm, on weekends from 12 am until 4 pm. Find more on the exhibition here.
Second stage of the Baltic Hearts business centre construction has been finished today. The 3rd one is on it's way to completition. More on the project.
The construction of a holiday house in Gulbinai is almost finished. Currently the last works of interior and site arrangement are being done. Find more about Vila G here.
Riga City Architecture Prize which is an annual award for the best implemented architectural works, was awarded the Ambrasas architects for the DnB Nord Bank residence built last year in the Latvian capital. The building was competing with other nine candidates. Candidates were nominated by the architect's office in Riga and Riga City Council of building. Decision was made by a jury composed of professionals and city council members.
At the fourth exhibition “Žvilgsnis į save” (“Introspection”) the Swedbank headquarters building was selected as one of five best 2008-2009 year realizations and was awarded "1/5 METRE" award. This is the second office "1/5 METER", adding 20 centimeters to the metric collection.
Audrius Ambrasas Architects received the International Architecture Award 2010 diploma as the Swedbank Headquarters in Vilnius is elected as one of 95 best World buildings and urban project examples. Annual competition is held by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. In November 2010 an exhibition of all awarded buildings will be shown at the annual symposium, "The City and the World" in Madrid. The exhibition is to travel the Europe afterwards.
Happy to announce the Swedbank headquarters building terrace has been completed by installing the armchairs. We hope the terrace will become an attractive place for relaxing and communication, supplementing the system of town public spaces. Find more about the project here.
In the first international festival of architecture models "100 Rooms- 100 Models" in Budapest we represented the model for St.Jacobs hospital block competition. This was the first of a series of festivals to be organized every second year. The models for architectural competitions were exposed to represent contemporary architectural thinking and stand for their approach to architecture. These models were placed in the building which is going to be destroyed. There were more than 20 participants from the whole Europe in the festival . This event integrated a symposium, walking city-tours, the presentations of star architects as well as a grand scale architectural model exhibition. Find more about the festival here.