Location: rruga “Liman Kaba”, Tirana, Albania;
Program: Olympic Sports Albanian Federations offices building, Albanian Olympic Committee headquarter, National Sport Agency headquarter, National team training center for Weightlifting and Greco-Roman wrestling.
Study area: 8 ha;
Built area: 9.330 sqm;
Contracting Authority: Ministry of Education and Sports, Albanian Government;
Contracting status: DEA Studio winner of the design tender;
Position: Project Leader, Urban Planner, Landscape Designer, Architect, MEP;
Activities performed: urban planning, preliminary design, final design, detail design, material, tender documents and supervision;
Collaborators: GBa Studio sh.p.k, Archimed SPS, Kejsi 05 sh.p.k;
Actual status: in progress
In 2014 Albanian Government through the Ministry of Education and Sports decided to transform an existing 20,000 m2 area in a new training center for the most prestigious Olympic national sports, revitalizing in contemporary a huge urban important area of Tirana.
DEA Studio Masterplan for “Tirana Olympic Park” included an indoor training sport hall for basketball & volleyball, weightlifting and Greco-Roman wrestling training center, indoor swimming pool sport hall, athletic track, soccer training center, an athlete hospitality center and offices of Albanian Olympic Committee and all Albanian Olympic Federations.
Indoor Olympic Swimming Pool building was decided to be located properly quite next to the sport hall building to share the same square with two other buildings of Tirana Olympic Park and for increasing much more the atmosphere and the social-interaction in the well defined public zone. The access of the spectators in the building is right connected with the square. The entrance atmosphere and its impact is in the same tonus with the other two buildings of TOP, energy-synergy feeling.
The building program foresees a Olympic Indoor Swimming Pool and High Diving Pool. The building achieves all the standards for international events for the Indoor Swimming Olympic sport events.
The new proposed building has a common language in Tirana Olympic Park complex, expressed in the energy of the building skyline in itself and in complex with two others, material lamellar wood & glass and general perception of the energy indoor–outdoor, energy-synergy, sport-people.