Kaunas Modernism Architecture
Contemporary Kaunas would not exist without the time when the city served as the temporary capital and “stood in” for Vilnius from 1919 till 1940. The Interwar period is one of the most significant periods in the history of Kaunas architecture. Round windows, curvy corners, the magical rhythm of parallel lines, national style and details are what Kaunas modernism is known for. It‘s also a living testament of history from the period of prosperity and modernisation. Explore it: Kaunas city centre – V. Putvinskio str. Laisves av., Art Deco museum, M. K. Ciurlionis and War museums, Sugihara House, Funiculars, Christ’s Resurrection basilica. Kaunas interwar Modernist architecture was awarded the European Heritage Label and is on its way to UNESCO. It is the only city in the world where so many of the Modernist architecture buildings has survived to the present day. Kaunas is also part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.