Audrius Ambrasas – Rupert Center 2013


Audrius Ambrasas:

The art and education center Rupert is located at Valakampiai suburb, next to Neris river. The site

of a shop beside a former bus terminus, the leisure environment and the mystery of creativity

were the main inspirations. The wood finish makes the building dissolve visually into the pine

forest, and the only break in the facade allows visitors to look at the artists world as if through a


The ground floor accommodates a multipurpose hall, a reading-room and a management office.

The basement features a space for computer-art workshops. Artists studios on the second floor

surround the main axis of the building. Two types of studios are designed: with an outdoor

terrace, and with a mezzanine inside. The second-floor corridor opens on to a meadow. The

ceiling of the basement and the first floor are made from 12-metre-long prefabricated reinforced

concrete panels. The second-floor supporting structure is a steel profile framework. Heat-treated

pine boards are used for the facade finish, and bleached pine paneling for the interiors.


Architects: Audrius Ambrasas, Vilma Adomonyt , Mindaugas Reklaitis

Location: MeA?keriotojA? str. 33, Vilnius, Lithuania

Surface: 2 096 m2

Years/Status: Project: 2011;

Construction: 2012-2013

Structures: Adomas Sabaliauskas, Domas AmoleviA?ius

Materials: Structure of steel profile framework as well as 12-meter-long, prefabricated reinforced concrete panels; timber finish

Project team: Architects and structural engineers mentioned above

Client/Contractor: Contemporary Art Associationai??? public establishment

Photography: Audrius Ambrasas


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