Contemporary Architecture in Tirana during the Transition Period

Florian Nepravishta

Abstract


AIM: Tirana is a city that in transition period has been changed and transformed both architecturally and in its urban form.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Unavoidable changes in urban rush: from unregulated spontaneous development and without infrastructure it has gone through the urban redevelopment planning and architectural projects.

RESULTS: Actually some of the most famous European studios, from Bolles+Wilson to MVRDV, AtenaStudio, Bjarke Ingels, Archaea Studio, Grimshaw, Daniel Libeskind are facing Tirana capital that has claimed the international architectural culture’s attention.

CONCLUSION: This article draws a view of contemporary architecture produced by domestic and international architects and planners in a city looking through the new century with a will of renewal throw contemporary planning and architecture.

Keywords


contemporary architecture; international style; modernism; transition; Tirana

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/seejad.2016.10019

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