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Old July 7th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #881
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Old July 7th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #882
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Guggenheim museum in Vilnius by Zaha Hadid for example. Postponed for the moment, due to the crisis and obvious lack of funds...

Scratch that.

Apparently, Vilnius city council has just approved a detail plan of the riverbank, prepared by "Vilniaus Planas" - a municipal architect company. According to the journalist, one can clearly distinguish a very large "object" planned in the given teritory. City council is as well doing other necessary paperwork for the further development/construction of that "object".

Municipal department of development refused to comment on the objective assumption that we might see construction this year already. (Museum's a little pricy and public spending is always an issue, even more so when municipal elections are only a doorstep away).

I sooo hope we will indeed see Guggenheim rising in Vilnius as soon as possible.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 02:21 PM   #883
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Awesome!! Someone mentioned before that he doesn't like Hadid's works. Well,I'm quite opposite - Zaha Hadid is my favourite architect and the fact that Vilnius might one day have a museum designed by her,is just stunning!

Fingers crossed and all that crap... I really want to see it built.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #884
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According to the journalist, one can clearly distinguish a very large "object" planned in the given teritory.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 02:35 PM   #885
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Scratch that.

Apparently, Vilnius city council has just approved a detail plan of the riverbank, prepared by "Vilniaus Planas" - a municipal architect company. According to the journalist, one can clearly distinguish a very large "object" planned in the given teritory. City council is as well doing other necessary paperwork for the further development/construction of that "object".

Municipal department of development refused to comment on the objective assumption that we might see construction this year already. (Museum's a little pricy and public spending is always an issue, even more so when municipal elections are only a doorstep away).

I sooo hope we will indeed see Guggenheim rising in Vilnius as soon as possible.
What? How does merely a detail plan somehow suggest that construction is starting?
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Old July 7th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #886
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What? How does merely a detail plan somehow suggest that construction is starting?
I just quoted the article.

However, when you have a large land-plot this sensitive in the very center of the city and everything related to it is at a standstill for years if not decades and then suddenly and quietly things start moving and moving fast, one does have some ground for assumptions.

Initially, back in the good days before all this economical mess, the construction was planned to start at the end of 2010 or beggining of 2011 and end at 2013, when Lithuania will hold the presidency over EU and there will be sh*tloads of meetings in and around Vilnius. A number of projects with public financing have their expiration date set at 2013.

I'm not saying anything, i'm just saying something.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 03:20 PM   #887
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Estonians are just getting jealous.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 03:34 PM   #888
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Estonians are just getting jealous.
oh no sir.

3 projects.

New city Hall
Arts Academy building
Estonian National Museum

But surely, noone is implying that Zaha hadids work and your guggeinheim is insignificant, certainly not, just implying our preference in architecture.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #889
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Estonians are just getting jealous.
Chi1le's first thoughts concerning the project and proposals of Liebeskind/Hadid/Fuksas

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Old July 8th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #890
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oh no sir.

3 projects.

New city Hall
Arts Academy building
Estonian National Museum
Those are splendid indeed, but there are more than a few great looking projects in Vilnius as well.
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Old July 8th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #891
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No there aren't any great looking projects in Vilnius...I mean not here on SSC (Miestai.net doesn't count,as only Lithuanians can decipher that forum,lol)

OT - if Guggenheim museum gets built,can I have Lithuanian citizenship?
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Old July 9th, 2010, 01:27 AM   #892
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I just spotted one ueber-cool yet very much down to earth project by renowned Italian (with Lithuanian-jewish roots) architect Massimiliano Fuksas

MyZeil in Frankfurt. It is a... shopping mall


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I thought that super-glitzy shopping malls are getting built only in Asia these days but this one is right in the middle of Europe just next to what is widely reffered as the best European skyline which is now accompanied by the best European shopping mall.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #893
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Ah, so that's how malls look when they're drawn by someone who actually gives a shit...
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Old July 9th, 2010, 05:14 PM   #894
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Hehe!
Well, its quite special to organize an invited competition with such names. They dont come for free you know . And another thing completely getting splendid designs with open competitions.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 12:00 AM   #895
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The mindblowing US$5.7bn development in Singapore - Marina Bay Sands. It will include casino, hotel, public areas, swimming pool (on the roof) and bla bla bla.

The most amazing thing about it is not the architecture (I must say it looks somewhat weird at the very least) but the scale taking the size of the country/city into account. It's the kind of project that you would normally expect in asset-rich China or opportunistic and bubbly Dubai. But Singapore has never been known for such super-mega-projects. And yet it strikes this incredible project just out of nowhere.

Another amazing thing i that the observation platform on the roof will be open to everyone and it will be FREE of charge. That's Singapore for you.

I'm just not sure if those rooftop swimming pools will be free as well... that would be too much even for Singapore.







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Old July 10th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #896
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^ I think that is an incredibly ugly building. Ill thought out and clumsy. However the scale is simply breathtaking.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #897
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I wouldn't call it "incredibly ugly" but it's certainly not architecture that makes it exceptional.

It's the scale, idea, openness to public (can you imagine anything like this in Europe?). It takes some balls to build something like this in a country of under 5 million.
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Thats very true and it is exactly why I think the future belongs to Asia (and handful of countries in Europe). Having said that, there some stunning developments in Europe too, maybe not on the same scale, but quality of design makes up for it.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 12:20 AM   #899
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Some of the amazing designs in King Abdullah Financial District.
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Something amazing from China (as usual)

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