Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Banknote Building of Kaunas, Lithuania

There is a curvaceous, luminous, 10 story office building in Kaunas, Lithuania that was designed in the form of a Lithuania 1,000 Litu 1924 banknote. Office Center 1000, better known as the Banknote Building, was built in 2008 and is being touted locally as one of the Baltic region's most daring and original construction projects.

The exterior consists of 4,500 different pieces of glass with enamel designs, which are being slotted together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The glass was made in the Netherlands and shipped over, and it can withstand even the most extreme Lithuanian weather.

Photo courtesy of RA Studija, architect

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