Upgrading the existing semi-public space
Our project aims to bring a medium for all the unstructured areas in Tirana which are similar to the current situation. Adaptation is the key to densification of urban areas by giving them an intensified program and an architecture concept which involves in these structures all the functions. This already gives a life to the area but without offering them the fine quality of urban concept. We intend to create adaptable models which will be the first input for people who have a space and no clear ideas or who want to improve their property function by involving public space into their private box.
As the historic view in years shows the change of space by growing more and more into high rise buildings we aim to stop this exaggerated continuity by giving the chance to small units upgrading themselves without being disappeared.
As we saw a fluid space potential there, it came up as a result of definition of the area of transformations. The three low rise blocks are the key to success in the project. We want to say stop the already known future plans with extra scale buildings which will damage this typology of low rise neighbourhoods of Tirana. By showing the present grid we see a high potential on playing with the existing units by involving them into a mechanism which generates new shapes and a developed program also.
This new structure of semi-public should be considered as an economic catalyst which varies through the periodic economic change due to present needs. Cells who can provide housing, bars, shops, etc., can be easily adaptable without damaging the city by giving them a new meaning in the public space and private sector. The concept of semi-public is also applied in the node paths which will transform these itineraries of full traffic into shared streets for pedestrian, bikes and cars due to the time. This is to give more place to pedestrian to perceive their street as a place which belongs to them also.
The existing program is already a good generator to this small urban node. Providing many services which students need in their everyday life has naturally transformed itself into an informal part of the student’s city. What today can be seen as a problem, is already a good way to attack the future of this place. The fusion of programs in here has created mix use area in which the students are mainly the focus. This different scale boxes include different programs in each of them. This is how this project proposes a simple way to multiply and upgrade the context by reusing the same structures.
As the area is located in every intensified location of schools and universities we want to provide this space as the informal student’s city in which you can find everything you need and also a space full of energy generated by the people and the flexible scale of building. This developed program will grow and contaminated other areas by being a good example of how adaptation is the main tool of good quality urban generation.
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