An international architectural idea competition for the National Concert Hall in Vilnius has been launched. With construction set to start in 2021, the building is slated to open in 2023 in time for Vilnius’ 700th anniversary and will be able to accommodate up to 1,700 people in its larger hall and 500 in its smaller hall. Architects from all over the world are invited to design one of the most important future spaces in the centre of Lithuania’s capital city and to submit their proposals to the Municipality of Vilnius.
“The national concert hall ‘The Home of Nation’ is planned to be one of the most important cultural objects in Vilnius. I invite and encourage international, world-famous architectural teams to design a modern space in Vilnius that would contain a hall suitable for symphony concerts, entertainment activities, as well as meetings and events,” said Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius.
Participants of the architectural competition will be asked to design a building, two concert halls, spaces for lounge bars, a spacious lobby with a view of the city’s breathtaking scenery, and premises for any other cultural and business activities. The budget for design and construction works amounts to EUR 52 million. All object designing, construction and installation, as well as land plot management-related costs are included in this amount.