A 22,000 m² Urban Hub will open its doors near 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.
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:
“SBA Urban has an innovative and ambitious approach to the way we will make purchases in future. We are very happy that with our expertise we are once again contributing to that vision. One of the cornerstones of the design, which is now being continued, is the creation of an urban environment by placing the warehouses behind the outward-facing functions such as showrooms, shops and eateries. At the same time, we have worked with variation in the facades and created different intimate spaces to generate a living, urban feel,” says Steen Enrico Andersen, Senior Partner at PLH Arkitekter.
In the design, sustainability has been a key factor, both when it comes to the choice of materials and energy-efficient solutions. Solar cells and charging stations for electric cars will likewise be set up.