Studio Libeskind designs jagged mixed-use tower for Lithuania’s capital

The glass facade, and spaces for restaurants, a luxury hotel, and offices will lure visitors and tenants.

July 18, 2016 |

Downtown Tower-K18B. Rendering courtesy Studio Libeskind. Click here to enlarge.

Daniel Libeskind's firm, Studio Libeskind, designed an angular 18-story tower atop a six-story podium for Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania.

Named Downtown Tower-K18B because of its location on Konstitucijos Avenue 18B, the 20,000-sm building will have a “luminous” glass facade, according to designers.

“The geometry creates a unique expression enriching the city skyline and improving its multi-dimensionality,” as Studio Libeskind wrote. “The bold, sculptural design of this multi-faceted glass tower reflects the light, sky and surroundings with a play of transparent and opaque surfaces.”

Upper floors will contain offices and an upscale hotel, and the ground floors will have restaurant, bar and retail space, along with hotel and office lobbies. The building will be situated in the heart of the business district in downtown Vilnius. 

Both ArchDaily and designboom report that Studio Libeskind won an international competition to design the building. 

Last year, the firm released plans for a Lithuanian modern art museum, also in Vilnius.

Downtown Tower-K18B is still in the design phase.

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