rick davy


Brutal design

I hadn't planned to visit Vilnius but seeing as I was only one and a half hours away in Kaunas, I thought Id travel up there and see what going on. I wasn't really sure what Id expect to find but as long as it wasn't just uninteresting tourist related stuff then Id be happy. My first and only interesting find was what can only be described as a piece of brutal soviet influenced architecture. Concrete and grey this shocking attempt at design has all the typical characteristics of eastern European design minds gone mad. It was more about a statement of communism than a functional building.

soviet architecture

The building and the surrounding land appeared to form part of a leisure complex that has clearly been left and now sits on the Vilnius landscape like a carbuncle. A shame really.