Lithuania picks project „Architecture Of Trees: From Indigenous Roots” to represent it at 2025 Venice Architecture Biennale. Architect Gintaras Balčytis will curate the project.

The Architect‘s Association of Lithuania project Architecture of Trees: from Indigenous Roots will represent Lithuania at the 19th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2025, the Lithuanian Council for Culture has decided. 

Architect Gintaras Balčytis will curate the project,  while researcher and exhibition curator Jūratė Tutlytė will be the project’s commissioner.

The project will seek to present unique Lithuanian architecture of the past, present and future period to respond to the theme of the relationship between trees and architecture in urbanized areas, and challenge “greenwashing”, experts of the Lithuanian Council for Culture say. It will be a story about the benefits of uncut trees, which encourages the discovery of original architectural solutions. The project also responds to the European Green Course program,  is based on the ideas of the New European Bauhaus, which promotes sustainability, innovation, aesthetics and community in the transition to climate-neutral cities.

The Venice Architecture Biennale is a biennial event, one of the key contemporary architectural events worldwide since 1980.

ARCHITREECTURE: futurising. future rising

The Lithuanian Pavilion at the 19th Venice Architecture Biennale will invite us to rethink existing and open up new ways of relating architecture to nature in the context of climate change, industrial pollution and green brainwashing futility. 

At the heart of the idea is a relationship that is both creative and balanced, where the living tree becomes the main inspiration for architectural ideas and thought, an active partner in preserving the ecosystem of the established environment and ensuring the continuity of the spirit of the place, its memory and its relationship with the community.

The naked confrontation of the felled tree asks: what do we lose when we cut off (our own) life-sustaining roots? It exposes the positive experiences of Lithuanian architecture, presenting original objects whose architectural idea is inseparable from the trees that grow on the site. At the same time, the exhibition will act as an actively open platform for international, interdisciplinary discussions, to imagine the future and to create a proclamation of future architectural directions. 

The Lithuanian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale Project organiser – Architects Association of Lithuania.

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Project is curated and managed by architect Gintaras Balčytis.

Commissioner – Jūratė Tutlytė.

Architect of the exhibition – Vika Pranaitytė.

Audiovisual, spacial and experience design – Lina Pranaitytė, Urtė Pakers (“Bionics”).

Communication manager – Ina Žurkuvienė.

The project is funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture