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An icon of Lithuanian Modernist Architecture, an example of beauty revealed in simplicity, this building earned a bronze medal and honorary diploma in a 1937 world exhibition held in Paris and called "Exposition International des Arts et des Techniques". The road towards final design of the..

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In the eyes of a contemporary citizen, this tall building could be perceived as the equivalent of the offices or multifunctional buildings of the interwar Kaunas.The building housed various institutions: publishing houses and editorial offices associated with the leading party of Lithuania in the..

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To counter the effect of the tzar’s interdiction to erect buildings with more than two floors in Kaunas, new legislation was passed after the country regained its independence. To purposefully destroy the flattish city’s landscape, and to model Kaunas after the examples of Europe’s capitals, it..

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State Savings Bank

Kaunas, Lithuania
by Arnas Funkas, ...

Besides the Savings Bank the building also hat to accommodate the Commerce Department, the Statistics Bureau, and some other state offices. The three blocks constructing the building form a half-closed yard. The main volume alongside the avenue has six storeys and the other two have five.

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Almost a full century stands between us, and the First Lithuanian Republic. It may seem like a very long time, and every monument that reminds us of that period is often seen as an outdated relic. The Central Post Office building, however, still stands as a perfect example for understanding the..

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Lithuania declared its independence in 1918, and a couple of years later, in 1922 a priest prof. Pranas Būčys shared his idea to build a church in Kaunas as a monument for resurrection and the independence of Lithuanian nation. A project for the church was designed by architect Karolis Reisonas..

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The benchmark for modern and luxurious construction was over ten thousand new buildings built during the twenty years of inter-war independence. Modern multi-storey residential houses – a sign of prosperity in the capital – started to germinate in the center of Kaunas. These new houses had to..

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In 1934 architect Vaclovas Michnevičius designed a neo-gothic church for the Evangelical and Reformed community in Kaunas. However, the decision was made that “the project cannot be built in the form in which it currently is”, since its design did not fit well with its surroundings. A new design..

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Pažėrai Sacred Heart Church

Kaunas district, Lithuania
by Stasys Kudokas

One masterpiece of architect Stasys Kudokas was built in a small village of Pažėrai in Kaunas district. The construction of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus started in 1936, and was funded by the money that was donated by the catholic community. Unfortunately, the construction of modernist..

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Kaunas Mosque

Kaunas, Lithuania
by Adolfas Netyksa, ...

There are only four remaining mosques in Lithuania, and Kaunas Mosque, also known as Vytautas the Great Mosque is one of them. Kaunas had a wooden mosque built in 1860, but in 1930 for the commemoration of the 500th death anniversary of Vytautas the Great, the Grand Duke who invited Tatars to..

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In 1930s Šančiai was a densely populated area of Kaunas, and the number of churches was not sufficient to accommodate all believers. In 1935 a design for a new church was prepared by architect Algirdas Šalkauskas and then finished in 1936 by architect Adolfas Netyksa. The construction was..

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