The Lithuanian Roads Museum

The Lithuanian Roads Museum by Petras Išora and Linas Lapinskas




The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Image © Petras Išora and Linas Lapinskas

The Roads Museum project works as both – a tool to show and a part of the road infrastructure itself. The project is the 1st prize winner in an architectural competition for The Lithuanian Roads Museum.

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Image © Petras Išora and Linas Lapinskas

The recently selected winning entry manifests a design principle – structural assemblage of the large-scale road industry elements to shelter the collection of the Lithuanian Roads Museum.

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Image © Petras Išora and Linas Lapinskas

It involves the full representation of the Road concept in a single compositional node. The sequence of spatial layers: the entrance bridge, parking, exposition and events halls, hangar, technical premises, residence – all are united into continuously curated experience of the Roads Museum.

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Image © Petras Išora and Linas Lapinskas

The avoidance of spatial representation of the casual traffic experience led the Museum design to unveil the complexity of the collection content in an encyclopedic and systematic way.

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Image © Petras Išora and Linas Lapinskas

As the Periodic table of elements explicates the matter – the repetitive structure was chosen as an order to categorize the landscape of content.

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Image © Petras Išora and Linas Lapinskas

The experience of the Roads Museum unfolds the Road concept in layers – from human scale to regional infrastructure – by articulating the systems of elements and mapping them on the spatial coordinate system.

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Image © Petras Išora and Linas Lapinskas

The scheme is merging infrastructure, sustainability, museology strategies with the curatorial approach.

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Scheme

Interior elements, park urban furniture, are reused elements of the road industry – building industry equipment, beams, slabs and etc. constitute the assemblage of the main structure and become integral part of the extended Roads Museum exposition.

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Scheme

The Museum is to be build in Lithuania on the outskirts of city Elektrenai, on the edge of a highway that is linking two major Lithuanian cities Vilnius and Kaunas. Source by Petras Išora.

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Program

Location: Elektrėnai, Lithuania
Architects: Petras Išora and Linas Lapinskas
Project Team: Ona Lozuraitytė, Davit Tsanava, Jonas Žukauskas
Client: The Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania
Award: 1st prize winner in an architectural competition for The Lithuanian Roads Museum.
Area: 8700 sqm
Year: 2015
Images: Courtesy of Petras Išora

The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Site
The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Site Plan
The Lithuanian Roads Museum
Plan

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