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2014.12.12 10:45

World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind designs sports and wellness centre for Vilnius

2014.12.12 10:45

Construction of sports and wellness centre Vilnius Beacon, designed by Daniel Libeskind, should break ground next year at Liepkalnis skiing course, the highest point in Vilnius.

Construction of sports and wellness centre Vilnius Beacon, designed by Daniel Libeskind, should break ground next year at Liepkalnis skiing course, the highest point in Vilnius.

Up to now Liepkalnis skiing centre was open only in winter, but the new sports and wellness centre will offer activities both in winter and summer. The project includes cultural and recreation spaces as well.

The new centre was designed by world-renowned Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind whose prominent designs include the Jewish Museum in Berlin and One World Trade Centre in New York.

Libeskind said it was his first project of such a minor scale, but he was inspired by the beautiful scenery, nice city and its people. His goal was to give the centre an inspiring architectural form which would fit well into the natural surroundings of the hill. According to the architect, Vilnius Beacon should become a new entertainment, leisure and cultural centre of the whole region.

Vilnius City Municipality and partners UAB Trade State and UAB Start Vilnius plan to complete the project in 2016.