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48. VU KAIRĖNAI BOTANICAL GARDEN’S GREEN BUILDING-PLANT

Authors

ARCHITECTS DURING RECONSTRUCTION– R. Palekas, B.Puzonas, D.Uogintė, A.Palekienė, V. Lingė, 2016.

About

The administrative building of laboratory of the VU Kairėnai Botanical Garden is an exceptional example of green architecture in Lithuania. Starting as a silicate-brick apartment building, constructed during Soviet times, it was reborn as a building for plants, becoming not only a harmonious part of the Botanical Garden, but also a mesmerising exhibit. ‘

The compact space fascinates visitors with its versatility, as well as its variety of construction and technical solutions. The southern wall features a transparent greenhouse for plant micro-propagation and research; while the main part of the building is dedicated to educational activities and laboratories; and the entire building itself is surrounded by green columns.

This unique building with green vertical columns was both a challenge and an experiment with the aim of making the building green all year round – which was never attempted in Lithuania before. The crown of the building is the green observation deck on the roof, offering breath-taking views of the growing labyrinth and the Botanical Garden.

Visiting time

Sat 12:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Tours take place every 30 minutes.
Last tour on Sat. and Sun. at 17:30.

How to get there?

Nearest bus stop – Kairėnai

Address

Kairėnų str. 43

Important

Open House Vilnius guide will accompany visitors into the territory of the VU Kairėnai Botanical garden.
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