Sigita Norviliūtė, current lead architect at Radiant Partners, was part of the team (along with Arvydas Akelis) that developed designs and supervised the reconstruction of the Kaunas Regional Court building in 2005.
In reconstruction of Kaunas Regional Court building, the architects had two goals: they wanted to design an attractive building embodying contemporary spirit, on the other and the building had to match the serious and solid image of the designated institution.
The urban environment became a natural origin point for constructing the new look for the court house. The new building’s facade integrated well with the surrounding architectural context, at the same time representing the court’s institutional values and retaining consistency with it’s public image.
Strict geometry of facade dividing lines is enlivened by playful variety of volumetric window frames. The rhythm of orderly forms of the building is supported by understated colors of the exterior finish (gray is used extensively alongside blue-tinted glass).
The internal structure of the building is rational and clear: the building contains three blocks, namely entrance, public sector (housing the court’s office, public relations officer and the likes), while the main part of the building on the northern side comprises all the court halls and specialized premises.
Total area: 4,080 sq m. Floors: 3.
Client: Ministry of Justice of Lithuania