Studio Makal responded to the call for a new Concert Hall design with a celebration of the Lithuanians identity as a free and sovereign nation.
立陶宛作为拥有顶级世界交响乐的国家，需要有一个专业的音乐厅，其音响效果要达到全球顶尖水平，而维尔纽斯市一直以来都缺乏这种等级的音乐厅。当维尔纽斯市政府公开招标时，Makal工作室的设计项目中标，随即在维尔纽斯市中心建造了一座新的国家音乐厅——Hallon Tauras Hill音乐厅，其在维尔纽斯的城市景观中占有重要地位，是一个受当地人欢迎的地点，可以俯瞰这座城市，工会大厦也坐落于此。
As home to Lithuania’s two key symphony orchestras, there was a need for a new premier venue with global standards in acoustics that Vilnius lacked for some time. This led to calls for entry for an architectural. Studio Makal responded to the call with a new National Concert Hallon Tauras Hill, sited in the city centre of the capital and features prominently in the urban landscape of Vilnius. It is a popular location for locals, overlooking the city where the current Trade Union Palace stands.
Studio Makal’s proposal celebrates the Lithuanian identity formed through the crucible of their struggles for freedom across the turbulent years of nation-building. Forest of white intricate columns encloses the main building form to create a cage-like impression, representing the repression that the nation faced. The entrance into the Hall is formed by peeling away the cage-like columns, pulling away from the strict repetition to allow visitors to peer into the passion of the Lithuanian people incubated over the many years. The two domes within, housing the performance halls, represent the budding creativity and energy of the people to be freed from their restraints.
Upon entering, the main foyer was designed to be column free, and used as a space for hosting pre and post show.The Main Concert Hall has a horseshoe layout for best acoustics performance. A total of 1,558 seats are provided, spread across the Lower and Upper Parterre.The 500-seater Small Hall is slated to host a variety of performances like theater.
The café within the building is strategically located at the west to maximise solar gain. The plaza in the south also offers al fresco dining when the weather permits.
The curved pathways of the proposed landscape represent the overflow of the pride of the Lithuanian people as they embrace their freedom and celebrate their identity as a free and sovereign nation. Yet it is not unafraid of its past; as visitors to the National Concert Hall traverse the flowing pathways of the landscape, the fruits of its struggles, before arriving at the monumental building that symbolizes her difficult past on top of Tauras Hill.
设计团队：Wei Han Chiang, Yi Xin Liow, UrlwinToh
结构工程师：EDP Consulting Group SdnBhd
声学顾问：Radiant Acoustics Pte Ltd
Competition: February 2019
Gross Built Area: 17,000 sqm
Project location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Lead Architect: Ai-Ling Mak
Design Team: Wei Han Chiang, Yi Xin Liow, UrlwinToh
Clients: Vilnius City Municipality
Mechanical Engineer: Seed Engineering
Structural Engineer: EDP Consulting Group SdnBhd
Acoustic Consultant: Radiant Acoustics Pte Ltd