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Vytautas the Great War Museum

Kaunas, Lithuania
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L. Mykolaicio nuotrauka,2018 m.

This building represents, in the best and most precise way, the specific character of the interwar architecture in Kaunas. It has a harmonious interaction between tradition and modernity. Academic traditions are reflected by how spaces and plans are structured to emphasize compositional axes and symmetry. The bell tower opposes this principle joined on the side through an arch gallery. The contradictory purpose of the museums - war and culture in one "body" - is expressed in two distinctly treated facades: the official, main one of the War Museum and the more laid-back one of the Culture Museum. In front of the War Museum, there is a memorial square with monuments honouring famous activists and events of the national independence period.

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