Officers club Ramovė (Survived, k.k.v.r. 1137) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., A. Mickevičiaus g. 19
Architecture type: Professional
Architects: Stasys Kudokas, Elmar Lohk, Herbert Johanson, Vladimiras Dubeneckis, Jonas Kriščiukaitis, Mykolas Songaila, Jonas Kova-Kovalskis, Kazimieras Kriščiukaitis
Owners: Lietuvos kariuomenė
Styles: "Tautinis stilius", Modernizuotas istorizmas
Year: 1931 - 1937
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Interwar
Architecture categories: Architecture, Separate building, Culture/Sport/Leisure, Club, House of Culture
Materials: Masonry (brick)
Images: 71
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)
Tags: Architect Stasys Kudokas, Architect Vladimiras Dubeneckis, National style, Officers club Ramovė
: A. Mickevičius str. in Kaunas, Kaunas New Town, Kaunas Officer's Club

Lithuanian Armed Forces officers club „Ramovė“ ranks among the grandest and most luxury structures built during the interwar period in Kaunas. Located right next to the busiest traffic artery – Laisvės alėja – the imposing design is penetrated by nationalistic symbolism and decorative folk motifs. Particularly impressive are the interior decorations of the Presidential Chamber and of Vytautas the Great compartment. Not only are they decorated with traditional building materials, such as oak, but they also house a unique set of hand-crafted furniture. Although the stylistic eclecticism of the Presidential Chamber furnishing received some criticism from the contemporary commentators, these designs nowadays stand out as particularly original examples of Lithuanian furniture. Worth noting also are the technological innovations incorporated in the building; a whole structure is equipped with the most progressive ventilation, lighting and communication systems manufactured by such high-profile companies as AEG and Philips.

Kristina Rimkutė