Unlike many thesis proposals this project didn’t start with a known function or location. Everything came out after a deep analysis done on the parasitic architecture that happened in Tirana after the 90’s.
The aim of the project is to create a new style of building based on what happened before and trying to understand what might happen, and this time create the conditions that every change that will happen will not create chaotic situations but live in harmony with the city.
The city’s buildings changed and they went through a process that has many things in common with the theories produced by movements like Metabolism or Megastractures, where form and function are not fixed, and also with the overlapping of program layers and flexible activities that can be found in the Social Condenser theories.The mix of the findings of the research create a Hybrid building in terms of typology and function.
Adapting to the context was easy since the project starting by analyzing it.
The chosen area is a post industrial empty space located in the entrance of the city.
The building is a composition of :
– Prefab modules that can be replaced and they interact with the user.
– Immobile spaces that don’t move but the space inside them can be transformed to accommodate different functions
– Public spaces on different layers and with different scale of privacy
– Vertical communication and a public promenade
– The structural grid
The program is a mix of activities (housing, offices, commercial, cultural, sports, etc.) that complement each other and functions that have in their own functional area. Connection happens through the public spaces, whereas access through the ground floor happens through a park.
This type of building will give to the city a new model with costs savings, economic revolution, new building techniques, active user and a new way of passing the time.
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