The idea of the portals belongs to the Benediktas Gylys Foundation in Vilnius and they’re meant to be a bridge to unity that allows people to virtually travel to the other side of the screen. Their minimal design and shape aim to convey the look of a city from the future.
The technical part of the project was undertaken by engineers at the Technical University in Vilnius (Vilnius Tech). The portals took five years to complete. Even though their creators haven’t given any specific explanations about their source of inspiration, they admitted the portals look like a well-known and recognized sci-fi symbol, and we are pretty sure they used the Stargate movie as a reference.
The portals are a way to connect people during these crisis times when people are more separated than usual and to offer a sense of unity. But they are not a temporary, one-time project, but one that’s going to flourish in the future, according to their initiator. According to Vilnius Tech its organizers plan to build dozens of other portals to connect the world.