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UFO Prepares to Invade Lithuania

April 18, 2008 at 9:30 AM | by | ()

In the beautiful Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, weird things are about to interrupt the cityscape of heritage houses and communist buildings. The Guggenheim Museum plans to open another branch in the city, and since the Guggenheim has a tradition of inhabiting memorable buildings, this one will be no exception.

Depending on the angle you choose, the new Zaha Hadid-designed building looks a bit like a cruise ship, a spaceship or (we think) a giant computer mouse. Quite how this fits into Vilnius is something we can't quite imagine, but perhaps the point is that it doesn't.

If you want to see the design up close, along with the two losing ideas, they're being exhibited at the Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center in Vilnius until the end of June. Miss that, and nobody's sure quite how long you might have to wait to see the actual space ship land in Lithuania.

Related Stories:
· New UFO Guggenheim Museum to Open in Lithuania [Vagabondish]
· Guggenheim [Official Sites]
· Vilnius Travel Guide [Jaunted]

[Photo: Zaha-Hadid]

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