Science Island Lithuania

Deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

location
Kaunas, Lithuania

client
Kaunas City Municipality
(competition run on behalf of Client by Malcolm Reading Consultants)

size
13,000 m2

vision
The Science Island Design Contest is a one-stage anonymous competitive process to select an architect to design a science and innovation centre of 9,000 m2 to include permanent + temporary galleries, virtual planetarium, an 'experimentorium', research labs, a cafeteria and flexible events space + landscape design of 4,000 m2

The purpose of the design contest is to develop an urban integration plan that identifies a suitable area on Nemunas Island for the new National Science and Innovation Centre and establish a compelling setting and identity for the new National Science and Innovation Centre.

see competition website for more information and brief material

information/status
One-stage anonymous design competition. x3 finalists selected to receive honorarium of €15,000 . Post competition, x3 finalists will enter into a Negotiated Procedure without publication of contract notice, the client will decide on a single preferred bidder who will be awarded the contract.

key deliverables
6x A1 presentation boards (digital and physical) covering:
Cityscape
Architectural Quality (external)
Architectural Quality (internal)
Architectural Quality of the Galleries (internal)
Usability
Sustainability and Feasibility

To accompany this, teams will need to produce a 500-word project description, and supply accompanying plans, sections and elevations.

contract award
30/11/2016

project commencement
1/1/2017

construction budget
€25M

contact
Sophia White
scienceisland@malcolmreading.co.uk
+44 (0)207 831 2998