New Daniel Libeskind Buiding to be Erected in Vilnius, Lithuania

Lords LB Asset Management is developing a €69m building complex in Vilnius that has been designed by famed architect Daniel Libeskind.

The construction, a 20-storey business centre called ARTERY, is projected to be finished in the summer of 2023. Studio Libeskind hope it will become a new landmark and main business artery in Vilnius. It will blend harmoniously into the surrounding environment and connect the capital’s central business district with the river Neris and the Old Town.

Libeskind said in a statement: “Vilnius is an exceptional example of a town that evolved naturally, creating a townscape of diversity and harmony. The proposed design aims to create a modern architectural icon, which can transport the essence of Vilnius’s Old Town into the future. The building’s contemporary architecture will enrich the composition of the “urban hill” and reflect the city’s desire to welcome innovations of the 21st century whilst maintaining strong ties to the beauty of historic architecture.”

The complex’s three underground floors are being completed at the moment. The construction work will move to the surface at the end of summer. All 20 storeys of the ARTERY building will have innovative heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems providing comfort and air quality. Panoramic windows will allow visitors to enjoy natural light and 360-degree views of the city. The building will be Class A+ in energy efficiency and aim to get the global BREEAM Excellent New Construction sustainability certificate

The business centre will boast restaurants, cafes, retail and service spaces, as well as a 35-metre-high atrium open to the public 24 hours a day. An underground passage will connect the business district with the centre of Vilnius. It will include bicycle storage, showers, changing rooms and one of the largest spaces for charging electric cars and scooters in Vilnius.