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Competition project for A. Baranauskas and A. Vienuolis-Žukauskas Memorial Museum proposes the museum hill and homestead ensemble as a public space for acquaintance, recreation and meeting. Highlighting the distinctive site features of the 20th century such as unity of buildings, plants and the surrounding landscape and an organic connection with the natural environment. 


Proposal combines the buildings of the ensemble and the territory into several cognitive scenarios, urbanistically continuing the connections with the city center, green public spaces. The overall museum experience includes indoor and outdoor spaces, and the grounds are open to the public at all times.


The new above-ground architecture of the museum is designed to be in a moderate relationship with the existing house of A. Vienuolis and the surrounding architectural character. The main purpose of the upper building is to exhibit historic A. Baranauskas personal granary and create favorable relations for visitors movement in the overall experience of the museum hill.


The exceptional relief of the homestead and the rational functional program meet on the lower platform of the building. Its purpose is to determine an easily accessible route for visiting the museum and provide the complex with smoothly operating functions.


The artistic quality of the new architecture is expressed through the relationship between cultural and natural forms, with subtle structural and material means that would extend the uniqueness of the existing homestead complex.

Status: competition, 3rd place

Project team: ŠA Atelier (Gabrielė Šarkauskienė, Antanas Šarkauskas) & Bauland (Milda Pacevičiūtė, Donatas Baltrušaitis, Evelina Bartusevičiūtė)

Location: Anykščiai, Lithuania

Year: 2023

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