U219 is a new business centre in Ukmergės street. Office space, recreation zones, café-restaurants and commercial space are planned for the multi-functional building. The functional, comfortable and high-quality working environment will become an additional source of added value for employees of companies.
The leasable area will amount to 15,000 square meters. The project developer is UAB “Šeškinės projektai”, belonging to one of the oldest and most experienced construction companies in Lithuania, AB “Panevėžio statybos trestas”.
The architectural idea is to create an easily-recognised, distinctive building which evokes a clear feeling. The building is formed by two horizontal volumes, together as a unit contrasting with the neighbouring residential buildings, as if emphasising the distinctiveness of a space built to bring together under one roof those with a liking for comfort and who appreciate a contemporary working environment.
The main accent of the façade of the Complex is a horizontal oval, like an eye letting those inside look out and feel the activity and movement occurring in the street.
Thanks to that same glass oval, the inner architectural accent of the building, the atrium, becomes open to the entire panorama of the city, thus stimulating the curiosity of passers-by, providing an opportunity to see the business centres rhythm, inviting them in.
The planned Business Centre will be unique in that it will have office space, leisure areas, operators providing dining services, and companies offering commercial services. The rentable area of the building amounts to 15,000 m.
Many employees and guests will be provided with enclosed underground parking spaces, of which there are 317. The fi rst storey on the side facing Ukmerges Street is for commercial premises with shop windows, but the rear part of that storey is divided into a two-level car parking area. The building is designed as two volumes of 7 and 8 storeys, which are interconnected by an impressive hall of amphiteatre-type space, so tenants of the upper storeys will enjoy panoramic views of Vilnius. The first level is for commercial premises and cafes, as if the commercial pedestrian alley of Šeškinė continued straight into the building.
Due to the flexible layout of the premises, each storey can be rented to 8 different clients, because the standard area of a storey is about 2,000 m. In addition, open-access workspaces are available, in which the employee can freely choose a workspace in an enclosed o ce or in an open-plan space, or reserve a workspace in the open atrium. Employee lunch spaces, leisure areas, kitchenettes, meeting rooms and spaces for more private, quiet work are also provided. A spacious atrium is becoming the visiting card of leading business centres. OVG, leaders in sustainable development in Europe, do not take on a project if it does not include the opportunity to build an atrium.