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Old January 17th, 2009, 02:07 PM   #1
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TIRANA | Train Station Towers | 85m x 2 | U/C

Tirana Station Towers
The design for these two towers is a blend of imagination and realism. The towers present a strong and recognizable image without lapsing into the inflation-prone pursuit of `iconic' expression. The outward form is distinctive and yet restrained enough not to exclude or overwhelm other architecture in the immediate surroundings. Construction and finishing are based on locally available technology, creativity and craftsmanship, with and emphasis on the use and encouragement of ecological technology. In short, efficiency and evocation go hand in hand here.

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Both towers contain a maximum mix of offices, hotels and apartments, supplemented by large, communal splits in tower A and public facilities - a restaurant with lounge bar and a health club - in tower B. This is in addition to the similarly public retail programme at ground floor level which in both towers continues into a below-grade level. In tower B, this lower level links up with the neighbouring park and contains bars and restaurants and a music pavilion. All aimed at invigorating city life in this part of Tirana.

Horizontal/Vertical
In a city where the 19th-century Clock Tower (Kulla e Sahatit) and the more recent Tirana International Hotel have long been the tallest buildings in Tirana, these two towers will be a defining visual element in the city's new skyline. Thanks to their height they will also offer a variety of superb - horizontally or vertically framed - views of the city, the surrounding mountains and the new park.

Specific and Generic
The two towers are different but unmistakably related; like brother and sister they share the same DNA. Faēade elements and material tactility, the structural setup and the floor plans, they underline the essence of this design proposal which delivers an architecture that is simultaneously specific and generic.










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Old January 17th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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One of these 2 towers has been chosen to be build while the other will get build by cie
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Old February 11th, 2010, 03:03 AM   #3
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From Urbania.al

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Tirana Station Towers



In collaboration with "Architekten Cie", BaksvanWengerden Architecten designed two towers for the new station area in Tirana, Albania. Both towers contain a maximum mix of offices, hotel rooms and apartments.

Tower A has a vertical mix of programme supplemented by vertical voids to optimise the penetration of natural daylight and generate views over the city and the adjoining mountains. In tower B the programme is horizontally mixed with open floors to accommodate public facilities – restaurant, lounge bar and health club. Both towers have retail and catering programme at ground floor level.
In addition to this tower B has a underground passageway to a music pavilion in the park.

The intensified multi-use character of these towers underscores the ambition to invigorate city life in this part of Tirana. The two towers are different but unmistakably related.

Client: City of Tirana
Programme: Two towers in a master plan of AS. Architecture Studio for Tirana ( parking , retail, offices, residential, hotel, specials)
Area: 42.000m2
Team: Gijs Baks, Jacco van Wengerden, Frits van Dongen, Joost Baks, Remi Versteeg
Structural engineer: ABT
Visuals: CIIID
Model: Bouwman Architectuurpresentatie
Project cost: N/A
Status: Competition, first prize, pending

http://www.baksvanwengerden.nl/?p=31
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Old February 13th, 2010, 09:53 PM   #4
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Is seems to be a good project.Keep us informed about the news!
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Old February 15th, 2010, 01:46 PM   #5
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Cool to see dutch architects developing a nice project like this in another country!
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Old February 16th, 2010, 04:52 AM   #6
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Yeah dutch architects are heavily involved in Tirana. I guess they want to to develop the profile of Tirana and place it on the world architectural map.

Another project that got approved. Check it out.
http://www.mvrdv.nl/#/news/news/tiranarocks/
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:54 AM   #7
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Old December 28th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #8
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very interesting project
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Old December 29th, 2010, 10:57 AM   #9
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WOw what an awesome structure. I wonder what will be the look when you see it really in existence.I think UAE has started this race of building wonderful buildings which looks really unbelievable to a layman.This is yet another building trying to make an impression on the world of future.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 03:52 PM   #10
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No info on this project ???
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The construction started.



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