Zaha Hadid Architects is to design a reconstruction of the main railway station in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The aim is to add facilities to cater to the Rail Baltica service, which will eventually link Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with the rest of the EU. ZHA’s “Green Connect” design will add a public bridge to connect the southern Naujininkai district with the city centre and Vilnius old town. There will also be public spaces, such as an amphitheatre and a public terrace.The project will remove temporary kiosks and offices, creating a 9,000 sq m station linked to Vilnius’ bus networks with a 150m-long, 46m-wide concourse bridge. Renewable features, such as green roofs, landscaping and planting will lower summer temperatures and provide heat insulation in winter.The tender for Vilnius station was launched in March. ZHA previously won a competition to design a station for Rail Baltica in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.