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Old June 17th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #1
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Lithuanian Government approves Hadid-designed Hermitage-Guggenheim Museum project in Vilnius

Just two months after the Hermitage and Guggenheim Museum’s announced that Zaha Hadid had won an international competition to develop a design for a new museum in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Lithuanian government announced Wednesday that it has approved the project’s construction. According to preliminary estimates, the museum will cost $117 million of which the Lithuanian government is to pay 10 to 15 percent of the total.

According to Prime Minister Gediminas Kirkilas the idea of this museum in Vilnius is highly important. "This project will present Lithuania’s image as that of a modern dynamic country," he said.

The building, which will be situated near the White Bridge, is expected to complete in 2013, the year when Lithuania will preside over the EU. It is anticipated that the project will open with a Kandinsky exhibition with works contributed jointly by the Hermitage and the Guggenheim Museums.



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Old June 17th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #2
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Amazing project!
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Old June 17th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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Stunning! I like Zaha more and more
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Old June 17th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #4
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Amazing project!
Not that big, though.
Anyway, it's a Guggenheim... by Zaha Hadid!!!
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Old June 20th, 2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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wow amazing, I want my house to look like that
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 04:48 PM   #6
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Забавная штука,на мой модем похожа.
It`s really great thing,especcially for museum
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 05:19 PM   #7
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Where is this in relation to the new city center?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:01 PM   #8
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I love this project also. Investment in culture is always good. And investment in culture with architecture like this is awesome
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stunning indeed!
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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #10
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More views from some different angles (including inside view):


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This project is absolutely cool ! Go Vilnius ! I wish there would be more such amazing, beautiful and futuristic buildings in the Baltics.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #12
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A nice modern museum for Vilnius Congrats. What are all that towers? Are they study or plans for new citycenter?
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Aren't they already built ? anyway there is already towers there


Great project for Vilnius !! Love Zaha Hadid
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Old June 24th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #14
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What are all that towers? Are they study or plans for new citycenter?
This photo is more than 1 year old (too lazy to search for a newer one). Still some more are proposed. One more.

If you want to know more about highrises (new projects) in NordBalt region feel free to visit this thread. It contains links to all of them including city name, so also the projects of Vilnius will be in a reach of 1 click.

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awesome building!
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Amazing project! No doubt! It´s a very futuristic building!

But let me make a question about this: What was the place, in which the Guggenheim is going to be built, dedicated to?

I make this question because Bilbao´s Guggenheim was built also close to the river Nervión and was a project to revitalise the river banks that are located all along Bilbao, in the very center. Ships that came from the Atlantic came into the city and unloaded in the river banks when the industrial sector was powerful in Bilbao. But after the industrial decadence in the 80´s, a strong project was proposed with the Guggenheim as main attraction. The result, you can see it in modern Bilbao..

Is Vilnius´ project made with the same objective? What is the history of Vilnius´ river banks?
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