Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 4, No 2 (2012)

Unrealized Architectural Projects in Lithuania: Historical Development

Indrė Gudelytė


The “unrealized architectural projects” are the building projects, carried out under the specific design task and intended to be built in a particular place (site), though, for certain reasons and circumstances, have never been constructed. However, up to the present day, the topic of the “unbuilt” has been analyzed just episodically in literature and sources. The article touches upon the historical development of unrealized architectural works, as well as their artistic value and role within various historical periods of Lithuanian architecture. One of the chapters briefly reviews the relevance and development of unrealized projects during the period since Czarist Russian occupation (1795) to the restoration of Lithuanian independence (1990). Furthermore, the deeper analysis of the Soviet period (1940–1990) “dead” architecture is presented. While exploring “the unrealized”, attention has been also paid to what was actu ally built, therefore the prevailing architectural styles, tendencies and examples of the corresponding decade (in Lithuania and worldwide) have been studied.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2012-05-11

Keyword(s): : unrealized project; unrealized architecture; historical development; the periof of Czarist Russian occupation; interwar period; Soviet Union; Classicism; Historism; the Style of Modern; Modernism

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2012.32

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