Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

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Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

Renovated Education Building in Lithuania – design by 2XJ, architects

6 Apr 2017

Martynas Mažvydas National Library

Architects: 2XJ

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

Martynas Mažvydas National Library

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

The new interior design for the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania was created in the context of the renovation of the building which was originally constructed in 1963.

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

Many elements including interior spaces, plan structure, interior elements and finishing materials are protected by strict heritage regulations.

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

Therefore the interior spaces essentially were left intact, many interior elements and materials were restored or recreated. Many new functions were introduced within the existing spaces on the six floors of the building. New functional zones include few hundred working spaces for visitors, spaces for co-working, coffee shops, conference room, gallery, recording studio, cinema room, arts incubator, daycare centre and more.

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

A lot of attention was dedicated to the aesthetic solutions highlighting the relation between “the old“ and “the new“. The aim was to make a clear distinction rather than moderating between the two. A modern homogeneous structure of black furniture and other interior elements was created which forms a new identity for the library.

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

The modular furniture system is minimalist in style, pretentious forms were avoided. Some of the elements were as large as 6 meter in height corresponding to the large scale of interior spaces.

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania – Building Information

Project: The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Team: Jokūbas Jurgelis, Laimis Valančiūnas, Jurga Marcinauskaitė
Type: Interior
Gross Floor area: 6100m2
Location: Gedimino pr. 51, Vilnius, Lithuania
Project year: 2016
Project status: Finished

Martynas Mazvydas National Library

Photos: Leonas Garbačauskas

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