Program: Apartments, office and shopping building8-9 stories with 2 underground parking levels;
Location: “Elbasani” street, Tirana, Albania;
Built area: 3 800 sqm;
Client: “2G” sh.p.k;
Assignment: DEA Studio;
Position: Project Leader, Architecture, Interior Design of the common spaces;
Activities performed: preliminary design, final design, detail design and supervision;
Collaborators: GBa Studio sh.p.k, Archimed SPS, Kejsi 05 sh.p.k;
Actual status: completed.
Black Landmark Tirana, a multifunctional building, represents already a spot for the city in an important street of the Albanian capital. Site is positioned right in the curve geometry of “Elbasani” street, impacting visually both transit directions and becoming a reference point for the street itself. The black volume is a design choice for emphasizing new urban intervention and contrasting it with the existing neighbor old brick buildings. It is a continuous playful game of black rough material in contrast with the fragility and transparency of the glass. This play is getting more and more surprising by the yellow functional voids of apartment loggias in the 3 dimensionality of the building body.