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Hotel in TV Tower

Architecture and urban planning
LITHUANIA The Architects Association of Lithuania (LAS) and the owner of the Vilnius television tower have chosen the winners of the competition for the modernisation and renovation project of the building.
First prize went to the Plazma design team for its ‘Vilniaus Akis’ project (‘Vilnius Eye’). Rytis Mikulionis, Laura Janavičiūtė, Margarita Pantelejeva and Ayda Grišiūtė were the designers of the winning project, receiving a EUR 5,000 prize.

According to LAS, the winning project combines both the preservation of the 1980s architectural features of the tower and the implementation of modern and interactive technology.

The project involves, apart from the modernisation and renovation of the tower and its interiors, the creation of a conference hall, a cinema and a hotel.

All the projects chosen will be analysed, improved, corrected and adjusted to the existing technical conditions of the building. “Then the costs of the tower’s modernisation will be estimated,” said Remigijas Šeris, the president of Telecentras, a public broadcaster and the owner of the TV Tower. The design phase will take around a year, while the whole project could, according to Telecentras, take as long as three years, taking into consideration the time it took to modernise the Tallinn TV Tower.

The contest for the modernisation project was announced in January. By the end of March, nine projects had been entered.

The TV Tower is a historic site in Lithuania due to the tragic events of 1991, when civilians were killed opposing the Soviet military’s seizure of the tower.








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