MVRDV has begun construction on Downtown One, a 140-metre-tall mixed-use skyscraper in Tirana that will become Albania’s tallest building.
Award for this design by 51N4E architects, “It is very important to realise that this project is – in the end – not about the square. It is about Tirana. Tirana is a city which has changed enormously the last years, at some places beyond recognition.”
The bow tie-shaped National Theatre of Albania designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Theatre Projects is a 3-in-1 cultural venue tailored to Tirana’s thriving theatre and performance art scene.
Design: 51N4E architects
The building complements the most important monuments of Tirana: the Skanderbeg statue, the oldest mosque, the clock tower and – at the foot of the tower – a memorial tomb for the city’s founder Suleiman Pasha.
Design: casanova+hernandez architecten. Shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards: the new building opens a new generation of contemporary museums in Albania, not only restoring the Albanian cultural heritage, but also forming an attraction for visitors.
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The site lacks any clear order: gardens and low buildings from the 50s mixed with recent apartment blocks. The Tirana apartments building design by Italian architects baukuh does not suggest any transformation of the place into a crowded, intense, metropolitan area.
In 2006 project won the International Competition on calls for a school than in the city of Scutari (Albania) held by the Company of the Jesuits. The school complex is located in the center of buildable area and all areas of the relationships, the green and the various activities are open to the outside and relate directly to the city.
The Yellow Palace is a small and intimate facility in Tirana, a ‘palazzetto’ funded by six households, each in a floor of 125sqm, and ground floor for shops. With a very tight budget, even putting in doubt its construction of 875sqm.
Grimshaw selected to masterplan a large expansion to Albania’s capital city, Tirana. The Mayor of Tirana called for designs to extend the 1930s boulevard a further 3km and establish a new 7km riverside park, rejuvenating the river Tirana and the city in the process.
The center of Tirana is marked by a clear urban layout, but its recent growth filled up a large area around it without any order, structure, adequate services or meaningful public spaces.
BIG, Martha Schwartz Landscape, Buro Happold, Speirs & Major, Lutzenberger & Lutzenberger, and Global Cultural Asset Management are today announced as the winning team of the international design competition for a new 27.000 m2 cultural complex in Albania.
Wolf D. Prix / COOP HIMMELB(L)AU presents the new ‘Open Parliament of Albania’ in Tirana which incorporates fundamental democratic values such as openness, transparency and public co-determination.
JA Joubert Architecture, a Rotterdam-based architectural office, has won first prize in an international competition for a new neighbourhood in Tirana, Albania.