PLH Arkitekter has won the architectural competition to design a concept for new e-commerce campuses, called Urban Hub. Six different design studios from Spain, Finland, Lithuania and Denmark participated in the competition, which was published by SBA Urban and it will be Danish PLH Arkitekter’s vision that is now brought to life.
The new 67,000 m² shopping destination in Kaunas is a breakthrough in e-commerce, turning the way we look at package collection upside down. Gone are the traditional parcel shops and warehouses where people only come to pick up online orders. Instead, PLH Arkitekter’s design offers a vibrant urban environment with showrooms, cafes and inviting green market areas.
“We are very honored that our vision has been chosen for this groundbreaking project. When you think of parcel shops or warehouses, these are often located in bland surroundings where you go alone to pick up your parcels. With Urban Hub, the vision has been to create the opposite – a lively and inspiring place where people will want to spend time, stay and experience what the area has to offer. Therefore, we have created a modern, dynamic shopping city with some of the qualities found in older neighborhoods. Walking down the streets you encounter a variety of facades, different building heights, market squares, small nooks and many types of green planting. In this way, each step is a step towards new experiences,” says Steen Enrico Andersen, Senior Partner at PLH.