mmc National Modern Art Museum of Lithuania
stepped seating area
CONNECTS TO THE PIAZZA AT STREET-LEVEL
mmc National Modern Art Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius
The National Museum of Modern Art (MMC) acts as a unique conduit between past and present in the capital of Lithuania and has earned a pivotal role as a cultural gateway to the city. With angular lines and white concrete cladding, it is both contemporary and classical—the first Libeskind box-form design—featuring a striking cut through the rectilinear structure to tie the dramatic entranceway to a rooftop outdoor theater and sculpture garden. The volume of the intersecting cut-away allows natural light to illuminate the galleries from the north through floor-to-ceiling windows, while the south-facing glazing gives shelter under a 16-foot cantilever, giving visitors an outdoor space shielded from the winter.
The project was realized in collaboration with Lev Libeskind, Daniel Libeskind, and their respective studios.
EXTERIOR FACADE AND ENTRANCE
street level view
A SPECTACLE OF SPACE
Ground Level View
4000 works of art
with 900 sq.m. sculpture garden