In 2016, the Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology opened its door on Saulėtekio Avenue, near Vilnius University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, and their student residence halls. It is the largest scientific centre in the Baltic States. It is therefore no wonder that the building’s architectural solutions were dictated by scientific logic. The building was intended to symbolise the modern and innovative nature of science, as well as the harmony of the micro and macro worlds. Meanwhile, the hexagonal lattice of graphene – an allotrope of carbon and one of the most modern materials of the 21st century, dictated the idea for the façade.
This building features 250 laboratories, of which 24 are open to the public. It can accommodate more than 700 researchers and students who will work on developing their experiments at one time. The open spaces and the glass walls encourage these scientists to communicate and be visible, rather than confining them inside a closed lab. Explore a building where science meets architecture!