Kauno Architektūros Festivalis


Amphitheatre of Žalgirio Area, 50 Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. Kaunas

DATA: 2019-11-28/29

LAIKAS: 8:30 - 18:25 (thursday), 10:00 - 14:00 (friday)

Landmark architecture – creating or destroying city’s identity?

Can “iconic” architecture be correct and non-dominant? What is in its focus: the social needs of the townspeople or the interests of businesses and tourists? Are buildings built by the same architecture stars suitable for different cities? What is the enduring value of such architecture? We invite you to look for the “iconic” nature not only in form of architecture. Exceptional architecture emphasizes the uniqueness of the place, harmoniously complements the existing urban fabric, giving priority to social and cultural content.

Date: 2019 November 28-29 
Venue: Amphitheatre of Žalgirio Area, 50 Karaliaus Mindaugo pr. Kaunas.


AMBRASO ARCHITEKTŲ BIURAS Audrius Ambrasas (Lithuania) 

ARQUIVIO ARCHITECTS Daniel Fraile (Spain) 

DO ARCHITECTS Gilma Teodora Gylytė (Lithuania)

MAILITIS ARCHITECTS Austris Mailitis (Latvia) 

MESURA Jamie Font Furesta (Spain)

NATIONAL COLLEGE OF ART&DESIGN David Crowley (Head of the School of Visual Culture) (Ireland)

INDEPENDENT EXPERT Juulia Kauste (Finland)

G. NATKEVIČIUS IR PARTNERIAI Gintautas Natkevičius (Lithuania)

SMAR-ARCHITECTS Fernando Jerez, (Spain/Australia) 

SNOHETTA Ole Gustavsen (Norway) 

VARDAS STUDIO Andreas Vardas (Cyprus) 

XVW ARCHITECTUUR Xander Vermeulen Windsant (Netherlands)


Rūta Leitenaitė (Lithuania)

Jūratė Tutlytė (Lithuania)

Triin Ojari (Museum of Estonian Architecture)



Individual wishing to attend Architecture Forum must register HERE.  

Curator: Rūta Leitanaitė

Co-organizer: dr. Jūratė Tutlytė (VDU)