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26th place – TY2403

Urban-architectural vision


In this proposal, it was decided the importance of finding the original identity from the fragments in the city of Vilnius. There, two big elements were found. One is the classic radial grid, and the other is the central axis of the existing station built around 1920.

As an attempt to mediate between these two grids, something should be suggested that implies the connection between Vilnius’s history and the future. That is an axis which extends linearly from Gediminas Castle and continues to the international platform. Gediminas Castle goes beyond the classical focus position and becomes the focus of a new grid. The castle on a visually realistic hill will motivate the movement towards the center of city from the station.


As an empirical singularity in urban life, a new opera house is about to be completed on the second hill on a homogeneous grid. This new station, as an international gateway, not only revived the former international continuity, but also formed a third man-made hill of linear basin and three-dimensional green. It will form a prosperous place as a new daily focus for citizens living in the city.

  • Business name of the Participant: Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates
  • Country: Japan
  • Name and surname of the authors: Takashi Yamaguchi, Yusuke Nakamae, Yoshiki Okae