This was a one stage design competition for concept design proposals for Lithuania’s new €25M National Science & Innovation Centre along with an urban integration plan for Nenumas Island.
“ The hand is the window to the mind”. The concept for Nenumas Island, inspired by “The Thinking Hand” by Juhani Pallasmaa, stems from the idea that humans, technology, nature and science are interrelated and dependent on one another. The proposal positions the building at the West end of the Island. In form it references Kaunas’ Urban grid, while reinforcing future routes across and through the Nenumas Island. The galleries relationship to each other was well as greater Kaunas, stems from the inherent overlap of science and people-both dependant on one another. The hand symbol represents individual fields of science and research, each tied back to one core and founding base-people.