B66 Business Center, Kaunas, Lithuania

B66 Business Center, Kaunas, Lithuania

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.
 

©Meraner & Hauser OHG/SNC, Bozen, Italy

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.
 

©Meraner & Hauser OHG/SNC, Bozen, Italy

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.
 

©Meraner & Hauser OHG/SNC, Bozen, Italy

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.
 

©Meraner & Hauser OHG/SNC, Bozen, Italy

 

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NICE TO KNOW

Object
B66 Business Center

 

Location
K. Baršausko 66, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

Client
UAB YIT Kausta Būstas, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Architects
Vytautas Janušaitis, Kaunas, Lithuania; Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė, Danguolė Akuockienė, Surminas Petrauskas

 

Photos
Meraner & Hauser OHG/SNC, Bozen, Italy

 

Building period
2016 – 2017

 

Façade construction
AB YIT Kausta, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

Façade material
Swisspearl Reflex custom color 7024

 

PDF project sheet
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