Sparkling Cristalline Graphene for Vilnius University, Lithuania
The National Centre of Physical and Technological Sciences, now headquartered in a 27 000 m², four-storey building in the Sunrise (Sauletekio) Valley, has become the largest and most advanced base for physical, chemical sciences and technology in Lithuania and the Baltic states.
The concept behind the design of the National Centre of Physical and Technological Sciences is to represent state of the art of science, innovations and the harmony of the micro and macro world.
The impressive square connecting the operating centres and the planned buildings is a highly significant urban focus. The square is used as a pedestrian walkway as well as a gathering place for the university and scientific community during various public events. The main entrance to the National Centre of Physical and Technological Sciences is placed at this square.
The functional scheme and visual expression of the building are united by a common concept – the diversity of a crystalline structure. Therefore, the crystalline lattice of graphene, a carbon allotrope, one of the most modern materials of the XXI century, prompted the idea for the façade. In order to achieve the desired façade pattern, a special sub construction was created. The neutral white of the sparkling white silver ALUCOBOND® cladding not only reinforces the design concept but the surface also creates a sophisticated look thanks to its special sparkling effect.
- Project: NFTMC, Vilnius | Lithuania
- Architects: AKG Architekturos kurybine grupe, Vilnius | Lithuania
- Fabricator/Installer: LR GROUP UAB, Vilnius | Lithuania
- Façade System: Cassettes – Special construction
- Year of Construction: 2016
- Product: ALUCOBOND® sparkling colours – white silver
- Photos: Sweco Lietuva
- Renderings: glasmaservice.lt