The development of the STATION DISTRICT will transform it into a new vibrant place for Vilnius economic and cultural life. The masterplan is based on its rich industrial heritage, reused for multi-functional spaces : cultural & entertainment activities, startups and restaurants.
The South-West plot will accommodate the NAUJININKAI CENTRE. 1st levels host services, catering, activities. Levels 3 to 6 host office spaces, hotels and services for local residents.
In order to become a modern multi-modal hub, the VILNIUS CENTRAL STATION historical building is completed by 2 extensions:
– on North side, a pedestrian forecourt covers a drop off courtyard for cars, taxis and city buses.
– on South side, a major new concourse is created over the tracks and platforms. It is divided into a Departure hall and an Arrival hall which is also a public passage between districts.
A big roof covers the new concourse. Its silhouette frames the main façade, as an echo to the traditional typology of 19th c stations. At the same time, the concrete and wood structure as well as the glass panels equipped with photovoltaic cells give the building a new modernity.