Shifting Panels Appear to Vibrate Across the Façades
The junction of this L-shaped business center is emphasized by a vertical volume clad in overlapping, vertical Swisspearl panels in jet black with clipped eaves and small punctured windows.
The total area of the three- to four-story business center in Kaunas, Lithuania, is approximately 5,300 square meters, the bulk of which is available for rental. Modern heating, cooling, and ventilation systems installed in the business center ensure a high level of comfort for employees and visitors of the center, which accommodates 400 workstations. Furthermore, a relaxation zone with benches and green spaces is provided in the inner courtyard.
During the warmer summer months, this space can be used to eat or simply relax. A spacious parking area is provided near the newly renovated office building. Swisspearl façade cladding in various tones has been utilized in both the exterior and the interior of the building.
The delicate overlapping of the vertical junctions with vertical strips of black Swisspearl panels creates a playful sense of movement across the façades of the dark volume. This innovative surface treatment and the shifting play of window openings softens the façades and gives the central volume an interesting character, making
it the focal point of the L-shaped ensemble. Clipped eaves and flat roofs enhance abstract interlocking volumes.
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B66 Business Center
K. Baršausko 66, Kaunas, Lithuania
UAB YIT Kausta Būstas, Vilnius, Lithuania
Vytautas Janušaitis, Kaunas, Lithuania; Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė, Danguolė Akuockienė, Surminas Petrauskas
Meraner & Hauser OHG/SNC, Bozen, Italy
2016 – 2017
AB YIT Kausta, Kaunas, Lithuania
Swisspearl Reflex custom color 7024
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