Result by query: Regions - Kaunas | Epochs - Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Interwar
Palace for Firefighters in Kaunas (Survived, k.k.v.r. 32702) (0)
Address: Kauno m. sav., Kauno m., Kanto g. 1
Architecture type: Professional
Architects: Edmundas Alfonsas Frykas, Pranas Markūnas
Styles: Art Deco, Funkcionalizmas/modernizmas
Year: 1929 - 1930
Ethnical region: Nenurodyta
Region: Kaunas
Epochs: Interwar
Architecture categories: Architecture, Separate building, Unclassified, Firestation
Materials: Masonry (brick), Ferroconcrete
Images: 13
Publications: 0
Consist of 0 object(s)
Tags: Architect Edmundas Frykas, Art Deco, City infrastructure, Firefighters, Kauno turgavietės, Kauno ugniagesiai, Kauno ugniagesių rūmai, Miestų modernizavimas, Modern Movement, Pranas Markūnas
: I. Kanto street in Kaunas, Karaliaus Mindaugo av. in Kaunas, Kaunas central fire station

The curved shape of the building introduced architectural diversity and modernity to the New Town of the temporary capital. Although there was another project prepared in 1929, which was entirely historical in its architecture, the final result turned out to be closer to modernism. The Palace for Firefighters had a quite large team of prominent people working on its architecture and construction: the draft for the palace was drawn up by engineer E. Frykas and designer P. Markūnas, and built by contractors – brothers D. and G. Ilgovskiai. Technical maintenance was carried out by architect J. Peras and engineer A. Jokimas. It was decided to build the palace on the corner of Krantas and Nemunas Streets, replacing the former Kaunas market called Pieno or Naujoji market.

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