PLH Arkitekter wins competition with The Hub

The Hub is an innovative e-commerce town in Lithuania’s second largest city Kaunas. Here, property developer SBA Urban will build a shopping destination that serves as a vibrant urban space with showrooms, cafes, shops and green areas, adjacent to logistics centers and warehouses, where goods ordered online can be picked up.

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Next year, work will begin on building a 22,000 m2 Urban Hub in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. The concept, which was created by property development company SBA Urban and designed by PLH Arkitekter, is a breakthrough in the way that logistics surrounding internet shopping and picking up packages takes place.

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Instead of an area exclusively for traditional parcel shops, warehouses and offices, the Urban Hub becomes a shopping and experience destination, where architecture is used to unite logistics, commerce and an urban vibe. In the design, sustainability has been a key factor, both when it comes to the choice of materials and energy-efficient solutions.

Image © PLH Arkitekter

Solar cells and charging stations for electric cars will likewise be set up. Concept and design to be introduced in several countries. The new prestige project near Vilnius will be SBA’s second Urban Hub. The first project is already under construction in Lithuania’s second largest city, Kaunas. The new Urban Hub project will be located at one of the most central access roads to Vilnius and has a budget of EUR 30 million and expected to be completed in 2025. Source and images Courtesy of PLH Arkitekter.

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