In the proposal for a new office tower in central Vilnius, the emphasis has been on creating a new urban setting, which will enhance the infrastructural flow and link between the urban districts across the Neris river. The office house forms a soft protective curve towards the old monastery building and respects the existing buildings by having a more conventional facade towards the internal environment. Externally, the form language is more dynamic. Here the facade is covered by glass panels, which reflect the surroundings and have a shift expression depending on the light intensity.The proposal bears the name Ichtus – the Greek name for fish and an ancient Christian symbol of a fish with a cross in the tail. In plan, the fish-reference is to be found in the organic form and in the tip of the tail as well as in the glass panels of the facades, which make a reference to shiny fish scales with their rich shades of colour.
Year2008ClientUAB ST. JACOBSAddressVasario 16-tosios g. 10, VilniusArchitectsAleksandras Gvildys, Lars Toksvig, Jens Christian HoffSize-TypeMixed-Use Complex