Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 2, No 3 (2010)

Essential Forms and Tendencies with Respect to the Implementation of Representational Strivings at Architectural Competitions

Darius Linartas


Due to its exclusive nature, representational architecture is often perceived as the most important, outstanding and suggestive part of the image of one or another era. In the general architectural spectrum, such edifices make up only a small part, whereas creative competitions offer an opposite situation, i.e. representational strivings designate a frequent, usual and reasoned form of the course. By acknowledging the importance of representational architecture, the same meaning shall be assigned to the competitions designed for architecture and analysis thereof. The article focuses on essential issues with respect to the traditions and substantial features of representational strivings at creative competitions. Referring to the particular examples of foreign and Lithuanian architectural competitions, the fundamental typological groups of representational edifices as well as tendencies towards development are defined. On the basis of the carried-out survey and comparison with foreign competitions, efforts are made to delineate the distinguishing qualities of Lithuanian representational architecture within the recent century determining the problems.

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Keyword(s): architectural competitions; representational architecture; representational strivings; architectural policy; state architecture

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2010.049

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