Tirana Olympic Park

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Typology: Sport
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: 9.700 sqm;
Year: 2014;
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: completed.

 

Sports Adminsitration Building

 

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.

The first building of Tirana Olympic Park with the main impact in the urban context is the building positioned parallel to the city main road and right in the entrance of the national sport complex.

The building accommodates theOlympic Sports Albanian Federations offices, Albanian Olympic Committee headquarter, National Sport Agency headquarter, National team training center for the Weightlifting and National team training center for the Greco-Roman wrestling.

Very special in the diagram was a conceived and designed a low slope from the sidewalk toward the building in the atmosphere of an open amphitheater. Both Sports Weightlifting and Greco Roman Wrestling are the most successful Albanian sports in the international level … with a lot of medals…. people are proud of them and why not appreciating their Champions in a distinguished presence, a “normal” way along the parallel walking in the sidewalk and a “dedicated” one, natural in the grass where they could sit and see their champions. We believe, that this detail converges with the main concept of all Tirana Olympic Park of the energy-synergy sport-people.

 

 

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