Kauno Architektūros Festivalis
Kaunas central post office, Laisvės alėja 102, Kaunas
DATA: 2022 09 23 - 10 23
LAIKAS: Monday: closed, Tuesday-Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Exhibition curators: Paulius Vaitiekūnas, Shinichi Kawakatsu.
LITHUANIAN AND JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION EAST-EAST 5 – RECIPE FOR RECOVERY
Human power and activity changed our natural landscapes and ecosystems, repurposed vast areas of land yet transformed the global climate. Throughout the centuries architects had the power of a Vision. What is needed now, is a vision for renewal and recovery.
Continuing the 20-year tradition of architecture cooperation between the two countries, the East-East 5 Exhibition presents 40 works by architects and architecture studios from Japan and Lithuania. The Exhibition aims to present the architect’s techniques and philosophy as a “Recipe for Recovery” and the architectural process of the best Japanese and Lithuanian architects. Through the models, plans, sections, details, hand drawings, elevations, diagrams, axonometric views etc. architects demonstrate how their projects came to be.
The exhibition takes place in the former Central Post Office – one of the major highlights of Kaunas modernism. Opened in 1931, the building operated as a Post Office before closing in 2019. Today, in 2022 the building serves as a venue for Kaunas – European Capital of Culture events and patiently awaits transformation into the Centre of Architecture. Scenography of this exhibition will act as prescription, experiment for its adaptation for future exhibitions.
Materials of the exhibition will be gifted to the archive of the Center of Architecture.