Malcolm Reading Consultants has revealed three winning and five commended designs for the Science Island International Design Contest.
"Science Island will be a celebration of creativity, innovation and excellence, and these ideals clearly resonated with the international architectural community. We were delighted by the range of intelligent and compelling submissions we received from across the globe," commented Visvaldas Matijošaitis, the Mayor of Kaunas. "Making the very best submissions available for the public to view in an online gallery helps to fulfil Science Island's educational mission. We would like to thank these eight teams for allowing us to present their ideas in this way."
The Science Island International Design Contest received 144 submissions from 44 countries. The three winning teams are SMAR Architecture Studio, SimpsonHaugh and Partners, and Donghua Chen Team. The winners are currently undergoing a Negotiated Procedure without Publication of a Contract Notice with Kaunas City Municipality, who will select one architect or team to take the concept through to completion on site. Construction for the circa €25m project is scheduled to begin in 2017, with Science Island due to open to the public the following year.