Biennial exhibition “Zvilgsnis i save” (“Introspection”) is a traditional event of contemporary of Lithuanian architecture, organized by Architects Association of Lithuania for the 6thtime.

The Aim

The aim of the exhibition-competition is to review and analyze current trends, to evaluate the quality of contemporary Lithuanian architecture, and to mark the 5 best projects.

The Awards

5 winners – authors of the best projects - were awarded with a traditional prize – sculpture “1/5 Metre”.

The Exhibition

The exhibition presents architectural projects (implemented and not implemented projects as well as awarded competition entries), designed by Lithuanian architects in our country and abroad during 2012-2014.

The exhibition is open to the projects of various scale and programmes, such as multifunctional complexes, public/cultural buildings and spaces, administrative, commercial buildings, housing, individual houses and urban visions. Student’s graduation projects and interior projects are not accepted. The works, which had been presented in previous editions of “Introspection”, are excluded too (except for the case of an implementation which had been presented as a non-implemented project previously).

All the Lithuanian architects are invited to submit any quantity of their projects, designed or implemented in 2012-2014 online.

The exhibition will consist of a virtual exhibition and a catalogue.

The Jury

5 best projects will be selected by an international jury.

Indrek Allmann (Estonia). He is an architect/partner in Arhitektuuribüroo PLUSS and the President of the Union of Estonian Architects since 2014. I. Allmann was nominated and awarded with various architectural awards in Estonia and abroad, he’d been a member of many architectural competition judging panels. I. Allmann is an author of various buildings in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Ukraine, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, such as hotel and indoor surfing centre in Narva-Jõesuu; high-rise building on Kentmanni Street in Tallinn; apartment buildings in Tulbi-Veeriku district of Tartu (with K. Koit); North Estonia Medical Centre Foundation – Mustamäe building (with architects I. Suigusaar and I. Heinsoo); Nordic Hotels – Hotel Forum inTallinn; United Methodist Church in Estonia – Tartu St. Luke’s congregation church complex in Tartu; reconstruction of Estonia Theatre building, Tallinn (with P. Jänes); private residence in Harku municipality, Harju County.

Miķelis Putrams (Latvia). He received his degree in architecture at Riga Technical University. He reinforced his conceptual approach to architecture while working for the influential Danish company BIG. After returning from Denmark in 2007, together with Linda Krūmiņa, he founded Made arhitekti. In their work, creativity goes hand in hand with a thorough technological research and pursue for an ecological solution. MADE arhitekti is taking part in numerous public architecture competitions, among them the new building of Saldus Music and Art school, which received grand prix in main Latvian Architecture award in year 2012. Miķelis is a member of Latvian Association of Architects.
www.made.lv, www.facebook.com/MADEarhitekti

Esko Rautiola (Finland). He is an architect and a partner at ARRAK Architects since 2009. He is the President of Finnish Association of Architects SAFA since 2012 and holds a position of the Board member at Alvar Aalto foundation since 2013. A jury member of numerous architectural competitions in Finland, a lecturer. An Espoo city architect on 2000-2007.
www.arrak.com, www.safa.fi

Assessment Criteria

  • Clear concept, consistency and excellence of the design, harmony with the surroundings, appropriateness of the means (materials, textures, colors, details etc.), functionality;
  • Innovativeness, originality (presenting new typology, invention or use of new technologies, discoveries in architecture’s style, “placeness” of the design);
  • Impact on urban or natural environment (social, economical, environmental, visual, semantic aspects);
  • Rationality and feasibility of the design, quality of ideas’ implementation.


Rūta Leitanaitė, curator – tel. +370 615 72309, e-mail. info@architektusajunga.lt

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