small team led by petras išora & linas lapinskas win roads museum contest
small team led by petras išora & linas lapinskas win roads museum contest small team led by petras išora & linas lapinskas win roads museum contest
feb 21, 2016

small team led by petras išora & linas lapinskas win roads museum contest

small team led by petras išora & linas lapinskas win roads museum contest
all images courtesy of petras išora




a small team of architects, led by petras išora and linas lapinskas, have been selected as winners for the lithauanian ‘roads museum’ competition. the building will house the existing location’s collection, which includes a plethora of artifacts reflecting the history of roads and transportation in the country. slated to be built on the outskirts of elektrenai city, it is strategically positioned on a stretch of highway that connects the major cities of vilnius and kaunas.





the team’s concept is centered around the museum as a ‘machine to exhibit’, and unfolds the institution’s content in layers. moving from human scale to regional infrastructure, the plan articulates systems of elements by mapping them on a spatial coordinate system. various materials utilized come directly from the transportation industry, and constitute the majority of the building’s assemblage. in addition to their structural importance, they become a part of the extended exposition the team wishes to instill in visitors.

petras išora linas lapinskas roads museum contest lithuania
urban fabric

project diagrams

site plan

petras išora linas lapinskas roads museum contest lithuania
the structure itself is used as a means to further the informational qualities of the institution’s content

ground floor plan


entrance and views from highway

west elevation

petras išora linas lapinskas roads museum contest lithuania



project info:


project: roads museum contest proposal
leads: arch. petras išora, arch. linas lapinskas
team: arch. ona lozuraitytė, arch. davit tsanava, arch. jonas zukauska
year: 2015-2016



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