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Korça Masterplan : Albanian City Centre Design

Architecture Competition Entry by JA Joubert Architecture

24 Jul 2009

Design: JA Joubert Architecture

Location: Korça, South-East Albania

Korça Mozaique

Korça Masterplan Tirane Buildings, Albania
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Korça Masterplan

JA Joubert Architecture, a young Rotterdam-based office, has won second prize in the international competition for the design of the City Centre Master Plan for Korça, Albania. Other participants in the two-stage competition were Bolles+Wilson, 51N4E, Studio Daniel Libeskind and Domus Concept.

The Korça Municipality wanted a new ideas for their City Centre, which covers an area of 197.000 sqm. Korça, a city in the South-East of Albania, is set in a beautiful mountainous landscape and has a strong cultural and historical identity.

JA, working in a team with Arup Amsterdam and landscape architect Nico Tillie, proposed to strengthen Korça’s position as potential hub for eco-tourism to the surrounding mountains by creating a large green area for pedestrians, around which a focused, re-routed, infrastructure is organized. Existing green spaces within the plan are linked to create a large, programmable park. The existing architecture is as much as possible respected and given new functions.

Korça Masterplan Tirana Albania design

New buildings are carefully slotted in within the existing fibre. The request for a shopping quarter, as well as water elements in the park, is cleverly used in a grey water loop, which links the shopping centre and housing with the park through a large water buffer, used for natural cooling of the buildings, and irrigation of the park. By cutting up the Master Plan into 12 individual projects JA proposes a flexible solution for a complicated commission.

Korça Mozaique – Building Information

Design: JA Joubert Architecture
Marc Joubert with Roos Marijn Limburg, Jeroen de Loor, Matilda Bahneva, Jorge Amaya, Clement Talbot
Engineering, Infrastructure, Lighting: Arup Amsterdam, Laurens Tait, Michael Davis, Siegrid Siderius
Landscape / Climate design, Sustainability: Nico Tillie

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Location: Korça, South-East of Albania, southeastern Europe

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