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Vilnius Plaza // Martha Schwartz Partners

Vilnius, Lithuania

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The area around Vilnius Plaza is a mixed use development situated in Lithuania’s capital city.

The site can be seen as a cultural destination of Vilnius.
The profound urban transformation of
Vilnius during the past 50 years has taken it from being a newly formed developing city to now
being at the forefront of progressive thinking about shaping cities for the new “urban age.” This

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© Martha Schwartz Partners

new era is characterized by global trends such as climate change, declining natural resources,
increased emphasis on sustainability along with the deeply felt local need for a sense of community,
belonging to a place, and connection to nature.
These progressions through the landscape were abstracted to create the overall design narrative of a “surging landscape.”

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© Martha Schwartz Partners

We see this as an extraordinary opportunity to re-energize the promenade and plaza through
more contemporary programming and design combined with innovative sustainability and urbanism
strategies.
We will make the site the “surging landscape” of Vilnius’s open space system.
We envisage the site as a place that will continue to evolve and adapt without abandoning its

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© Martha Schwartz Partners

rich landscape spectrums, where the site becomes a place that existing landscape elements are
celebrated, and the future is promoted for the welfare of new generations..

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© Martha Schwartz Partners

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